Organised at the end of the competition week, the Networking Forum gives the candidates who are not selected for the Finals an opportunity to be seen by schools and companies Directors from all around the world.
Following an audition class, interviews are organised with Directors of the Prix de Lausanne partner schools and companies wishing to recruit one or more candidates. Interviews with Finalists who do not receive a prize are also arranged after the award ceremony.
For 2022, the Networking Forum has been held in person with the support of our online platform developed by Akson.
The Networking Forum online platform, after being developed during the Video Edition, showed to be a great, user friendly and helpful tool only for the staff, candidates and partners, even more so for this year’s in person competition.
In 2022, 30partner schools and companies attended the Networking Forum. 72 candidates participated (5 of whom could not come and compete in Montreux) and 219 potential offers were made so far.
“I’m very fortunate that I received offers from many schools through the networking forum. I’m happy to be able to study at the school of my choice. I discover something new everyday at school and it’s very fulfilling. Thank you to the Prix de Lausanne for giving me a big chance despite being in a pandemic.”
– Rintaro Nakajima (candidate of the Video Edition in 2021)
“For me everything is great and the beginning of my year at the Ballett-Akademie Hochschule für Musik und Theater München is wonderful!I would like to thank the Prix de Lausanne for giving us, young dancers, the opportunity to join prestigious schools/companies thanks to the Networking Forum. It was a real stepping stone for my future career as a professional dancer. And the best is yet to come!”
– Juliette Rapenne (candidate of the Video Edition in 2021)
“The entire experience of participating in Prix de Lausanne 2021 was a fundamental step taken for my dream to come true: become a professional dancer in a world-class company.
Despite the fact that this edition was online, the opportunities given by the Networking Forum allowed me to show my work and be seen. Thanks to this platform making companies/schools and young dancers get closer, the connection between Queensland Ballet and I was made possible, as I stepped into the beginning of my professional career because of that.
I am very grateful for the opportunity given by Prix de Lausanne and thankful to be one of the few lucky dancers who got this chance!”
– Laura Viola (candidate of the Video Edition in 2021)
“The Prix de Lausanne 2020 provided me with an opportunity to start training at The Royal Ballet School, which has been my dream since I was very little. I am deeply grateful for every single day of these unbelievably adventurous and fulfilling years of my studies in London. The competition is an amazing opportunity for young dancers to find a path towards their dreams.”
– Milda Luckute (candidate in the 2020 edition)
“We came to Lausanne for the 2009 event and we had a spectacular time with all the family, and our daughter Claudia Dean had a memorable experience too! Claudia did not go through to the final selection, however she received 7 offers to attend companies/schools from all over the world, including the Royal Ballet School in London […]
I simply wanted to share this with you and say many many thanks to the Prix de Lausanne for giving Claudia the start she needed for her professional career. Our family is very appreciative of the opportunity provided by the Prix de Lausanne and we encourage other young aspiring dancers to support your event.”
– Denise Dean, Mother of Claudia Dean (candidate in the 2009 edition)