❝ Back in 2002 Prix de Lausanne was my first international competition, which opened up the door to my career. As well as to many other dancers. It brings people together from all over the world to compete and share this incredible experience.
I am greatly honoured to be invited as Jury member and with great pleasure I will contribute my knowledge. To be a part of this wonderful event, to see the young dancers presenting their passion and artistry is rewarding experience. ❞
Docent BA Contemporary Dance, Zurich University of Arts (ZHdK)
Teacher Ballet and Pas de Deux, Ballettschule Theater Basel (BTB)
Jury, Prix de Lausanne 2022
Arman Grigoryan studied from 1994 to 2001 in the Armenian Ballet School. From 2001 until 2002, he joined the Israel ballet. During those two years, he participated in the Prix de Lausanne. In 2002, he joined the Zurich junior Ballet and from 2004 he continued working in the main company. Three years later, in 2007, Arman was promoted to Principal Dancer and in season 2015-2016 he worked in the Staatsballet Berlin. He works at ZHdK with BA Contemporary Dance and at BTB as a Ballet and Pas de Deux Teacher.
Arman danced choreography’s and worked with Heinz Spoerli, William Forsythe, Mats Ek, Jiri Kylan, Nacho Duato, Ohad Nahirin, Uwe Scholts, Mauro Bigonzetti, Martin Schlapfer, Cristian Spuck, Jiri Bubenicek, Hans Van Manen, M.Petipa, A.Bournonville, G.Balanchine, etc.
List of awards:
1997: Armenian Ballet Competition Amadeus, Gold Medal
2002: Maia Arbatova international ballet competition, Gold Medal
2004: International ballet competition Varna, Gold Medal
2005: International ballet competition Nagoy-Japan, Jury prize
2008: Heinz Spoerli Foundation Prize
2008: Les Etoiles prix, Magazin Ballet 2000
2016: Hommage A Maya Plisetskaya “Forceful Feelings”