The 80 selected candidates for the Prix de Lausanne 2019
The video Selections took place from October 25th to 28th, 2018 in Lausanne with a panel of 9 jury members, all professionals from the world of dance. There were 363 applicants (273 girls and 90 boys), from 40 different countries, who sent their videos. A total of 71 dancers have been selected after this selection and 9 candidates were pre-selected in the past months*.
There are now 80 selected dancers (44 girls and 36 boys) that will take part in the Prix de Lausanne 2019.
Kathryn Bradney, Prix de Lausanne’s Artistic and Executive Director : “This year has been so exciting between the talent scouting with Prix de Lausanne pre-selections in the USA, Brazil and Russia, and now after 4 days of intensive video Selections with a fantastic jury here in Lausanne! I am very happy with the extremely high level of the 80 exceptionally talented candidates that have been chosen for the next Prix de Lausanne competition in February 2019. The diversity is extraordinary with 17 different nationalities from around the globe. Dance is my passion that I share with all of these students and I congratulate those that have been accepted and I’m also encouraging those that have not been accepted this year to continue working toward their future goals. I am very excited and inspired to welcome the next generation of ballet stars to the promising Prix de Lausanne’s 47thedition.”
*Several candidates were pre-selected in New York (at the occasion of the Youth America Grand Prix in the United States), in Goiânia (at the official South American Prix de Lausanne’s pre-selection in Brazil) and in St. Petersburg (at the occasion of the Vaganova-Prix in Russia).