One year of free tuition at one of the Prix de Lausanne partner schools and funds to cover a year’s living expenses of the prize winner. The winners may choose their school.
Lauren Hunter, Prize Winner 2017
These prizes, reserved for candidates aged 17 or more, consist of a one-year apprentice scholarship in one of the Prix de Lausanne partner companies, and funds to cover a year’s living expenses of the prize winner. The winners may choose their company.
In 2018, they have been offered by:
Michele Esposito, Prize Winner 2017
Contemporary Dance Prize
This prize is awarded by the Minerva Kunststiftung to the finalist who, through the interpretation of his/her contemporary variation at the finals, shows exceptional potential in the area of contemporary dance. The prize consists in a free contemporary dance summer course, including travel and accomodation.
The Rudolf Nureyev Foundation Prize
This prize is offered to a finalist who does not win a scholarship, but shows exceptional artistry. It is offered by the Rudolf Nureyev Foundation.
Best Swiss Candidate Prize
This prize is awarded by the Fondation en faveur de l’Art Chorégraphique to the best Swiss finalist or resident that has been training in Switzerland for at least three years before the competition.
Marina Fernandes da Costa Duarte – Prize Winner 2017
Audience Favourite Prize
This prize reflects an “instant preference” that the audience has felt for one of the finalists on the day of the Finals itself. The audience votes by SMS in the venue or on ARTE Concert website (the viewers who don’t have a Swiss cell phone can vote for free by Internet).
Contrary to the prizes awarded by the jury based on an evaluation system spanning several days, the “Audience Favourite” reflects the emotions of the moment. This prize rewards the finalist having earned the most votes expressed by the audience.
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Throughout the competition the jury will evaluate a candidate’s potential as a ballet dancer by considering:
- Physical suitability
- Courage and individuality
- An imaginative and sensitive response to the music
- A clear grasp in communicating differing movement dynamics
- Technical facility, control, and coordination.
While advanced skills will be taken into account, jurors’ primary focus will be on the candidate’s potential to succeed as a professional ballet dancer.