Preselected candidates, Brazil
The finalists and the jury members ©StephanieCavallero
The South American preselection for the Prix de Lausanne 2020 took place this weekend at the Teatro Rio Vermelho in Goiânia, Brazil. Click here to see some photos!
This year, 56 dancers took part in this preselection. They were coming from many countries of the continent such as Argentina, Brazil, Mexico, Paraguay and Uruguay.
Congratulations to the three winners!
- João Vitor Melo Santana. He is 17 years old, from Brazil. He is currently studying at Itego em rates Basileu Franca – Goiânia.
- Rachel Pimentel Quintao. She is 15 years old, from Brazil. She is currently studying at ATM Centro Cultural de Danças – Belo Horizonte.
- Vitor Vaz da Silva. He is 14 years old, from Brazil. He is currently studying at Itego em rates Basileu Franca – Goiânia.
The three winners and Kathryn Bradney ©StephanieCavallero
They have been awarded an all-expense paid trip to come to Switzerland and participate in the upcoming edition of the competition next February. The third Prize is awarded thanks to the support of So Dança.
The panel was composed of Kathryn Bradney (Artistic & Executive Director of the Prix de Lausanne, former Principal Dancer of the Béjart Ballet Lausanne), Igor Piovano (Director of the Igokat Dance Academy, former Principal Dancer of the Béjart Ballet Lausanne), Gisela Vaz (President of the Brazilian Council of Dance), Lidia Segni (ex-Director of the Colón Theater’s Permanent Ballet Company, Argentina), Claudia Zaccari (Coordinator of the Opus Ballet’s Ballet Department, Italia).
We look forward to welcoming the three winners of this preselection in Montreux! We also wish to congratulate all the finalists and the participants :)