Prix de lausanne
International ballet competition
February 2nd - 9th, 2020
Next Finals: Saturday February 8th, 2020


Mavis Staines ©AnneLaureLechat

Mavis Staines awarded!

Congratulations to Mavis Staines who has received the 2019 Lifetime Artistic Achievement Award (Dance) from the Governor General’s Performing Arts Awards (Canada) on April 28th, 2019. Mavis Staines has a long history with the Prix de Lausanne! She has been Jury member and/or Jury President from 1993 to 1999, Artistic President from 2002 to 2008 and […]

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Second edition of the Swiss Workshop!

The Prix de Lausanne organizes the second edition of its Swiss Workshop on Sunday May 26th, 2019 at the Arsenic Theater. The online registration is available until May 20th, 2019 – for dancers aged 13 to 19 – through a special form. At the end of the Swiss Workshop, several students may be invited to freely […]

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Schools & companies chosen by the Prize Winners 2019

The 8 Prize Winners 2019 have chosen the school or company they will enter for the upcoming season! Discover their choice below:  1- BROWN Mackenzie – United States School chosen: the Académie Princesse Grace (Monaco) / Scholarship offered by the Fondation Caris – Jeune Espoir 2- FIGUEREDO Gabriel – Brazil Forfeited his apprenticeship as he has accepted a […]

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Prize Winners 2019

74 out of the 81 initially selected candidates have participated in the competition week and 21 of them reached the Finals that took place on Saturday in front of a full house at the Beaulieu Theater. At the end of the Finals, the jury, presided this year by the ballet star and Gold Medal of […]

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Finalists 2019

The 74 candidates from all around the world have performed on the stage of the Beaulieu Theater during the Selections that took place on Friday. The 9 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 […]

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Meet with the jury members 2019!

On Wednesday, February 6th, the Prix de Lausanne organises two special events. The entrance is free, do come and enjoy!  MEET WITH… THE 9 JURY MEMBERS 2019 5.30pm – 6.30pm Foyer of the Beaulieu Theater   Attend an informal exceptional discussion with the 9 jury members: Carlos Acosta (President), Ivan Gil-Ortega (Vice-President), Julio Bocca, Gillian Murphy, […]

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Classes for local dance school students

Each year, students from local dance schools have the opportunity to participate in classes given by renowned teachers at the Beaulieu Theater during the week of the competition. This year, we are happy to invite the students for ballet class and a contemporary dance workshop on Tuesday February 5th , 2019. The dancers will be separated in two groups, […]

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Crowdfunding campain 2019

Make a donation to support the two dancers who will be awarded the Audience Favourite Prizes! Why donate? Very often, a Prix de Lausanne Prize Winner must do his/her own crowdfunding campaign to be able to pay for the expenses to get to his/her partner school or company. Thanks to your help, the dream will much more easily come […]

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Interlude 2019

Hannah O’Neill, Première danseuse at the Paris Opera Ballet and Prize Winner of the Prix de Lausanne 2009, will perform the Hungarian variation of Raymonda during the Interlude of the Finals. *** The dancers Albert Nikolli and Leoannis Pupo-Guillen, from the Lyon Opera Ballet, will perform Critical Mass, a choreography by Russell Maliphant (music composer: Richard […]

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