15 Dec 2023
For this year’s special event, we are delighted to welcome two extraordinary dancers, Madison Young and Julian MacKay, two former Prix de Lausanne Prize Winners. They will be dancing the pas de deux from Le Parc by Angelin Preljocaj and the pas de deux from Don Quixote.
Madison Young, born in Utah, USA, trained at Ballet West Academy in Utah and later Houston Ballet Academy in Texas.
In 2016, she became a Prix de Lausanne Prize Winner, and was offered an appren- ticeship at the Houston Ballet for the 2016/17 season. She is now a Principal Dancer at the Bayerisches Staatsballet.
Julian MacKay is the first American to graduate from the Bolshoi Ballet Academy with a full Russian Diploma having completed both the lower and upper school. In 2015, he became a Prix de Lausanne Prize Winners. Then, at 19 years old, he was promoted to First Soloist and danced all the main principal roles at Mikhailovsky. In 2020, Julian was invited by Helgi Thomasson to join the San Francisco Ballet as a Principal Dancer, and in September 2022, Julian joined the ranks of the Bayerisches Staatsballett as their new Principal dancer under the direction of Laurent Hilaire.