Prix de lausanne

International ballet competition since 1973
Jan 29th – Feb 5th, 2023
Finals: Feb 4th, 2023
Anniversary Gala: Feb 5th, 2023



The candidates preselected in Lausanne

Congratulations to the four dancers that have been preselected for the Prix de Lausanne 2023! The four dancers have been awarded after an intensive week of training they have spent in Lausanne (Béjart Ballet Lausanne) along the other twenty students of this European Preselection group and the sixteen Summer Intensive group participants. The dancers preselected to participate […]

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Bourse Vaudoise de danse 2022

Congratulations to Louise Gigon ! She won the third Bourse vaudoise de danse organised by the Prix de Lausanne thanks to Retraites Populaires*. Louise is 15 years old and she is from Yverdon (Vaud). She currently studies ballet at the Art Dance School in Yverdon. The scholarship has been attributed after an audition that took […]

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Schools & companies chosen by the 2022 Prize Winners

The 7 Prize Winners 2022 have chosen the school or company they will enter for the upcoming season! Discover their choices below: 1- SELLMAN Darrion – USA Company chosen: the Royal Ballet / Apprenticeship offered by Oak Foundation 2- TANAKA Tsukino – Japan Company chosen: Norwegian National Ballet / Apprenticeship offered by Caris Foundation 3- SAGIORO […]

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“50 starry years”, book by Jean Pierre Pastori

We are excited to present Jean Pierre Pastori’s book, “50 starry years” written on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the Prix de Lausanne. This book, with its anecdotes and amazing photo archives, takes the reader on a journey through the history of the competition. No sooner has a gesture or a movement been […]

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Summer Intensive 2022

The next Summer Intensive – European Preselection will take place from July 4th to 9th, 2022 in Lausanne. The Prix de Lausanne Summer Intensive serves as European Preselection for the Prix de Lausanne 2023. Every year, it allows a few lucky dancers to participate in the next Prix de Lausanne free of charge. This programme […]

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Prize Winners 2022

70 out of the 81 initially selected candidates have participated in the 2022 Edition of the Prix de Lausanne and 20 of them reached the Finals that took place today, in Montreux. At the end of the Finals, the Jury, presided this year by the International Dance Educator & Former Principal dancer New York City Ballet […]

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Young Creation Award – 2022 Winners

We are incredibly thrilled to have been able to hold a live edition of the Young Creation Award for the first time ever. 5 Finalists have presented their original choreographies to the Jury on Wednesday. Today, after the Finals, the Jury has announced the two winners of this year’s young talented choreographers’s competition: Milla Loock with […]

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Finalists 2022

The 70 candidates from all around the world have performed on the stage of the Auditorium Stravinski in Montreux during today’s Selections of the 2022 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 […]

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Meet Luca Abdel-Nour

How did you start ballet ? I started with my sister who had been dancing for a long time, things like hip-hop. So I started hip-hop too. Then I slowly made the transition to contemporary dance and jazz and so on. It wasn’t until I did the Stage Darc in France that I started ballet after […]

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