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Young Creation Award 2024 Trailer – Get ready for the 4th edition of this choreographic project!

The Prix de Lausanne wishes to confirm its unique status as forerunner in the dance world with this new competition for young talented choreographers.

The main goals of the Young Creation Award are:

  • Discovering young new talent in aspiring choreographers;
  • Offering a unique experience to young choreographers in a privileged context thanks to the Prix de Lausanne’s expertise;
  • Awarding artistry in a positive and constructive competitive atmosphere;
  • Encouraging the imagination and creativity of young dancers to become aware of the art and technique of choreography.

General info

  • The Young Creation Award is open to ballet students from the Prix de Lausanne Partner schools/companies only. The choreographers and the solo dancers must be born between 4 February 2002 and 3 February 2009.
  • The Young Creation Award will be held during the Prix de Lausanne 2024 competition, in Lausanne.

Rules & Regulations

The Young Creation Award in images

Winners

The two winners of the 2023 edition of the Young Creation Award are:

  • Elena Dombrowski (France) from the Pôle National Supérieur de Danse Rosella Hightower with her original variation ‘Tout va bien?’. Dancer: Tom BELLEC
  • Aleisha Walker (USA) from the ABT Studio Company with her original variation ‘Do you care?’. Dancer: Madison BROWN

The two winning choreographies (as voted by the Jury) will be added to the Prix de Lausanne 2024 contemporary repertoire. The two young choreographers will have the chance to come and coach the 2024 candidates who will have chosen their variations during the competition week.

The two winners of the 2022 edition of the Young Creation Award are:

  • Milla Loock with her variation “Cognition“, danced by Anita Ferreira (School of the Hamburg Ballet John Neumeier). Music: ‘Dismantle’ by Peter Sandberg.
  • Luca Branca with his variation “Les Ombres du temps“, danced by Yo Nakajima (Princess Grace Academy). Music: ‘Ad Infinitum’ by Vincent Isler.

The two winning choreographies (as voted by the Jury) have become part of the Prix de Lausanne contemporary repertoire 2023. Milla Loock and Luca Branca will therefore come to the Prix de Lausanne 2023 and coach the candidates who have chosen their variations.

The two winners of the first edition of the Young Creation Award are:

The two winning choreographies (as voted by the Jury) have become part of the Prix de Lausanne contemporary repertoire 2022.