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Circle of friends

The Prix de Lausanne is a non-profit foundation that simply could not exist without the support of municipal and cantonal authorities as well as the generosity of sponsors, patrons and donors.

The Friends of the Prix de Lausanne are individual donors who show their support for the objectives and philosophy of the competition through a financial contribution. Thanks to the Friends of the Prix de Lausanne, Switzerland’s world-renowned ballet competition manages to attain its goal of excellence in dance while fostering the training and health of its young participants.

The Benefits of membership

  • Access to advance bookings for the Finals
  • A backstage visit during the competition
  • Your name in the competition’s official programme
  • The opportunity to visit a Prix de Lausanne partner school or company during the year
  • Your donation is tax deductible in Switzerland

Annual contribution in Swiss francs (CHF)

Silver Circle The above-mentioned benefits CHF 250.-
Gold Circle The above-mentioned benefits and:

  • A glass of champagne during intermission
  • An official competition programme
  • The opportunity to attend the closing dinner
CHF 500.-
Platinum Circle The above-mentioned benefits and:

  • Some exclusive privileges during the competition week
CHF 1000.-
Diamond Circle Contact us and we’ll tell you all about it. CHF 10’000.00.- or more
Young Friends (under 25 years old)
  • A backstage visit during the competition
  • The opportunity to visit a Prix de Lausanne partner school or company during the year
CH 50.-

We would like to thank the persons who support the competition by being members of Circle of Friends of the Prix de Lausanne:

Diamond Circle

  • Jill GOMME
  • Carmela and Pierre† LAGONICO

Platinum Circle

  • Anja CASPERS
  • Caroline DEMOLE CUONI
  • Jacqueline CAIANI
  • Solange HASSON CAPELLUTO
  • Arianne et Marc GANDER
  • Marcel PECLARD
  • Nilly SIKORSKY

Gold Circle

  • Juliet ASHDOWN
  • Eva BAUER
  • Annick and Peter BERGER
  • Pierre-Henri BRUCHON
  • Barbara BÜCHI
  • Milena CHIARI
  • Coralie CHIFFELLE
  • Anne-Claire GIVEL-FUCHS
  • Monica LANGFRITZ
  • Brigitte MATTEUZZI
  • Anne MORETTI
  • Claude MICHLIG
  • Jacqueline OLSSON
  • Kristina ROGGE
  • Christine SAIN LUCAS
  • Nicole and Danièle† SCHILD
  • Jane VAN AMMEL
  • Jenö STAEHELIN
  • Jan ZABOROWSKI

Silver Circle

  • Claudine AMSTEIN
  • Joselle BESSON
  • Hans CHRISTEN
  • Anne DE PALEZIEUX
  • Isabelle GACHON
  • Eugenia LEMOS
  • Maria LEMOS
  • Michèle HARROP
  • Pauline and Andreas HOTTINGER
  • Marlène MADER
  • Colin MALTBY
  • June MITCHELL
  • Julio PASTORIZA
  • Blandine PELLISTRANDI
  • Christiane STECK
  • Isabelle STEFFEN-NICOD
  • Véronique TESTARD
  • Lucas WEBER
  • Jan WILSON

London: March 3rd and 4th, 2020

Members of the Prix de Lausanne Circle of Friends had the immense privilege to attend a Stage and Orchestra rehearsals of Swan Lake by the Royal Ballet in London. Cesar Corrales, Prix de Lausanne 2013 Prize Winner, danced the role of Prince Siegfried.

The following day, the Friends were invited by the Royal Ballet School and were able to attend classes and rehearsals with the students of different levels.

December 10th, 2019

The Prix de Lausanne Circle of Friends members have been invited to an exclusive rehearsals of the Magic Flute (Mozart) by the Béjart Ballet Lausanne.

May 9th, 2019

The Prix de Lausanne Circle of Friends members have been invited for the second time to a guided tour of the exhibition “La peinture anglaise de Turner à Whistler” at the Fondation de l’Hermitage, in Lausanne.

April 6th, 2019

As part of the 2nd Festival International Jeunes Ballets at the Bâtiment des Forces Motrices, in Geneva, the Prix de Lausanne Circle of Friends members have enjoyed a workshop given by Tamara Bacci for the dancers of the National Youth Ballet of Germany, Verve and Area Jeune Ballet and the rehearsals on stage of the Ballet Junior of Geneva.

June 22nd, 2018, Hamburg

The Prix de Lausanne Circle of Friends members travelled to Hamburg (Germany) to visit two Prix de Lausanne’s partners :

  • The Hamburg Ballet – John Neumeier
  • The Hamburg Ballet School – John Neumeier

In the morning, the group met Mrs Indrani Delmaine – Managing Coordinator of the school – for a tour in the school and to attend a ballet class for the girls (last year students) given by the Director of the school, Gigi Hyatt. Then they also attended a ballet class for boys (last year students and Bundesjugendballett – National Youth Ballet dancers) given by the Bundesjugendballett – National Youth Ballet’s Director, Kevin Haigen.

In the afternoon, the Prix de Lausanne Circle of Friends members have been invited to attend the general rehearsal of Beethoven Project (the last creation by John Neumeier), at the Staatsoper Hamburg.

April 26th, 2018

The Prix de Lausanne Circle of Friends members have been invited to a guided tour of the exhibition Pastels at the Fondation de l’Hermitage, in Lausanne.

April 7th, 2018

The Prix de Lausanne Circle of Friends members have been invited to the first “Journée Portes Ouvertes” of the Ecole-Atelier Rudra-Béjart, in Lausanne, and have enjoyed the rehearsals of their next show.

May 20th, 2017

The Prix de Lausanne Circle of Friends members have been invited to the “Journée Portes Ouvertes” of the Béjart Ballet Lausanne and enjoyed the rehearsals of the Magic Flute (Mozart).

May 12th, 2017

As part of the 1st Festival International Jeunes Ballets at the Bâtiment des Forces Motrices, in Geneva, the Prix de Lausanne Circle of Friends members have enjoyed the rehearsals of the Ballettschule Theater Basel and the Cannes Jeune Ballet, a workshop given by Jean-Philippe Dury and a master class given by Amanda Bennett, Director of the Ballettschule Theater Basel.

November 30th, 2016, Munich

The Friends at Ballett-Akademie Munchen with Jan Broeckx

The Friends at Ballett-Akademie Munchen with Jan Broeckx

The Prix de Lausanne Circle of Friends members have travelled to Munich to visit two Prix de Lausanne partners:

In the morning the group met Jan Broeckx (Director of Ballett-Akademie) for a tour of his school and to attend a morning ballet class for men (Bachelor grade 3 – aged 17 to 18), given by their Director himself!

In the afternoon, the Prix de Lausanne Circle of Friends members went to visit the Staatsoper to attend a rehearsal of the “corps de ballet”, men only, for the upcoming Spartacus production! The rehearsals was directed by Ruslan Prolin, former Bolshoi Ballet soloist.

Find more on the blog article.

April 26th to 28th, 2016, Monaco

The Prix de Lausanne Circle of Friends members have the opportunity to attend the rehearsals of “En Compagnie de Jiri Kylian” by the Prix de Lausanne’s partner company Les Ballets de Monte Carlo.

They also had the chance to visit two Prix de Lausanne partners schools:

  • The Académie Princesse Grace (Monaco)
  • The Centre International de Danse Rosella Hightower (PNSD Cannes-Mougins, Marseille).

May 2nd, 2015

The Béjart Ballet Lausanne opens its doors to the Prix de Lausanne Circle of Friends members. They went for a tour of the company’s studios, they attended a rehearsal and a cocktail!
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August 26th, 2014

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The Prix de Lausanne Circle of Friends members went to the Luna Classics Festival for a show with a performance by Steven McRae, Prize Winner of the Prix de Lausanne 2003.

Wish to become a member of the Prix de Lausanne Circle of Friends?

Please fill in the form by CLICKING HERE!

Bank details for the subscription:

Fondation en faveur de l’Art Chorégraphique
Name of the bank: Postfinance SA
Account number: 10-2007-3
IBAN: CH74 0900 0000 1000 2007 3
Swift code / BIC: POFICHBEXXX
Payment reference: Cercle of Friends membership