The aim of the Prix de Lausanne Latin American Video Preselection is to support talented ballet students on their way towards a professional career by selecting two candidates who will be invited to the Prix de Lausanne 2023 free of charge.
2 candidates will be selected and invited to participate in the Prix de Lausanne 2023 free of charge. The preselection will also give the opportunity to 8 finalists to have their video viewed by the Prix de Lausanne 2023 Video Selection Jury panel end of October 2022, free of charge.
Dancers can register for either or both the Prix de Lausanne – Latin American Video Preselection and/or the main Video Selection. Applying also for the main Video Selection may give them another chance of being selected for the competition. However, they are required to pay for the registration fee for the competition’s main Video Selection.
The registration will be available from August 15th, 2022. Participants will have to submit their video before September 15th.
Results of the preselected candidates will be announced on September 27th, 2022.
The Prix de Lausanne acknowledges that some candidates cannot afford a trip to Switzerland nor the registration fees to take part in the competition. Since 2008, a special fund has been put aside to help aspiring candidates who ask for our help.
Since 2008, more than 350’000 CHF have been used to sponsor candidates from Argentina, Brazil, Bulgaria, China, Italy, Latvia, Paraguay, Portugal, Russia, South Africa, South Korea, Turkey, Ukraine and the United States (among others).
Following their Prix de Lausanne adventure, many of these candidates got closer to achieve their dreams as they were offered to join some of our partner schools or companies.
The Prix de Lausanne is extremely proud and honoured to help those young talented dancers through their wonderful journey and wishes to pursue this mission while making it more noticeable and affordable.
Here are some success stories of candidates who have benefited from our help :
Mayara Magri(Brazil) won a scholarship in 2011 and joined the Royal Ballet School. She has danced as a Principal with the Royal Ballet for years and is now a Guest Artist for major ballet performances.
Edson Barbosa (Brazil) won an apprenticeship in 2012 and joined the San Francisco Trainee Program. He is now an Artist with the Joffrey Ballet (Chicago)
Carolyne Galvao (Brazil) won an apprenticeship in 2018 and joined the English National Ballet. She is still dancing their as a Company Artist