The 77 candidates from all around the world have performed on the stage of the Auditorium Stravinski in Montreux during today’s Selections of the 48th Prix de Lausanne. The jury members observed the candidates many times before revealing their final choices at the end of the Selections, during which the young talents performed one classical variation and one contemporary variation in front of a large audience.
The jury, made of 9 renowned personalities of the dance world and presided this year by Frédéric Olivieri, Prize Winner of the Prix de Lausanne 1977, have selected the 21 Finalists of the Prix de Lausanne 2020:
|102||ARBUCKLE Ava||United States||15.1 years old|
|108||WANG Zeyu||China||15.9 years old|
|109||KIM Soo Min||South Korea||15.9 years old|
|112||KANG Chaeyon||South Korea||15.11 years old|
|113||LUCKUTE Milda||Lithuania||15.11 years old|
|118||BEATY Sophie||Australia||16.5 years old|
|201||MATSUOKA Kaito||Japan||15 years old|
|203||VAZ Vitor Augusto||Brazil||15.3 years old|
|204||BARKER Max||United States||15.3 years old|
|206||SMITH-LEISHMAN Jackson||Australia||15.7 years old|
|207||YAN Chun Hung||China||15.9 years old|
|209||MCDONALD Austen||Australia||16.4 years old|
|306||ZHOU Yue||China||17.4 years old|
|307||ZHANG Lin||China||17.4 years old|
|312||WANG Yuyan||China||17.8 years old|
|316||PIRES Catarina||Portugal||17.11 years old|
|323||ROBINSON Evelyn||United States||18.3 years old|
|325||HUANG Xuetong||China||18.5 years old|
|406||MASCIARI Marco||Italy||17.7 years old|
|407||SANTANA João Vitor||Brazil||17.7 years old|
|421||HOLELEU Matei||Romania||18.1 years old|
The 21 selected candidates are from 10 different countries. The most represented ones are China (6 candidates) and Australia and the United States with 3 candidates each.
The Finals will take place on Saturday, February 8th at 2pm (Switzerland time). It will be live streamed on ARTE Concert, YouTube, Facebook and on Dance Australia and the Prix de Lausanne websites. The Prize Winners will be announced around 6pm. 7 Finalists will receive a scholarship and have the unique opportunity to choose among the most prominent schools and companies of ballet in the world.
☞ Watch the photo album of the Finalists!