And the winners are...

On Saturday, the 22 Finalists presented their variations on the Beaulieu stage. Discover the 11 Prize Winners among them!

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The Partner School Choreographic Project is a choreographic programme that offers some students from our Partner Schools to come to Lausanne to learn and perform a unique and tailor-made choreography with a renowned choreographer.

This workshop takes place in Lausanne during the Prix de Lausanne main competition, but is not part of the competition. Students who take part in the Choreographic Project are sent by their Schools to live a unique collective and educational experience of choreography creation. During a whole week, they get the chance to meet with young dancers from all over the world, and to work with some of the biggest choreographers of our era. The choreography, set up and staged in only a few days, is then performed in front of the audience during the Prix de Lausanne Finals.

Choreographic Project 2023

During the 2023 edition of the Partner School Choreographic Project the partner students will be working on “BOLD” an original piece with Goyo Montero. It will be performed during the Finals’ Interlude and on Wednesday, 1 February during a public rehearsal.


Academy of Dance Mannheim: Eleonora Ricci / Canada’s Royal Winnipeg Ballet School: Grace Frazer-Sneddon / Houston Ballet Academy: Allison Whitley / National Conservatory Dance School Lisbon : Teresa Abreu / Palucca University of Dance Dresden: Phoebe Anderssen / American BalletTheatre – JKO School: Lilia Greyeyes / Ballet Academy – University of Music and Performing Arts Munich: Martina López Vidal / John Cranko School: Yana Peneva / New Zealand School of Dance: Ruby Ryburn / Dutch National Ballet Academy: Diede Schuur / Royal Conservatoire The Hague: Annamarie Westrik / Royal Swedish Ballet School: Bonnie Ahlström / Queensland Ballet Academy: Jenson Blight / Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse Paris: Naia Dobrota / Hungarian Dance Academy: Kamill Kökény- Hámori / University of North Carolina School of the Arts: Chandler Davidson / Royal Ballet School: Milda Luckute / English National Ballet School: Gabriel Pimparel / Tanz Akademie Zürich: Giuseppe Schillaci / BallettschuleTheaterBasel: Jonathon Carmichael / AcostaDanza Academy: Aniel Pazos Ferrera / School of the Hamburg Ballet – John Neumeier: Caspar Sasse / Australian Ballet School: Jai Fauchon / Pôle National Supérieur de Danse Rosella Hightower : Kozam Radouant.

Book your ticket for the public rehearsal!

Artistic Team:

  • Goyo Montero: Choreographer
  • Carlos Lazaro Aquillué: Assistant to the Choreographer
  • Nicolas Fischtel: Light Designer
  • Margot Manns: Costume Designer


  • Owen Belton: Composer
  • Claudio Frasseto: Pianist


Rules & Regulations

Previous editions

In 2020, for the 3rd edition of the Choreographic Project, the choreographer Mauro Bigonzetti has created “Andante Ballabile” for and with 26 students from our Partner Schools. We discovered the results of their one-week work during the Interlude of the Prix de Lausanne Finals, on February 8th, 2020!

Artistic Team:

  • Mauro Bigonzetti: Choreographer
  • Macha Daudel: assistant to the Choreographer
  • Carlo Cerri: light designer

That year, the project was supported by an anonymous donor, the Rudolf Nureyev Foundation, the Friends of the Prix de Lausanne, Dance West and the Fairmont Le Montreux Palace.


In 2019, for the 2nd edition of the project, it is with the Dutch choreographer Didy Veldman that 26 dancers met in Lausanne to create a new piece, Is to Be (music from Arvo Pärt, Tabula Rasa). The dancers then performed their work during the Interlude on Saturday 9th February, 2019 as a world premiere!

Artistic Team

  • Didy Veldman: choreographer
  • Estela Merlos: Assistant to the Choreographer
  • Ben Ormero: light designer
  • Arvo Pärt: music composer for Tabula Rasa


For the first time in 2018, the Prix de Lausanne Partner Schools have been invited to send two of their best students to Lausanne to create a one-of-a-kind collaboration. For this first edition of the project, 50 students from all around the world came to Lausanne to learn an original piece (Pulse) created by the renowned choreographer Goyo Montero.

Artistic Team

  • Goyo Montero: choreographer
  • Carlos Lazaro: assistant to the Choreographer
  • Owen Belton: music composer for Pulse