Watch ENB’s 2017 Emerging Dancer Competition Live

 Mark your calendars! On Thursday May 25, English National Ballet’s eighth annual Emerging Dancer Competition will stream live via Facebook from London’s historic Sadler’s Wells Theatre. This year the competition will feature six of ENB’s most promising dancers, each performing a classical pas de deux followed by a contemporary solo before a panel of distinguished judges. Isabelle Brouwers and Emilio Pavan will danceMore »

It’s Nearly Time to Compete for The Erik Bruhn Prize

The 12th International Competition for The Erik Bruhn Prize will take place in Toronto on November 15. The event, which honors Bruhn’s danseur noble legacy, is a pretty accurate predictor of up-and-coming talent. Last year’s winners included NBoC second soloist Hannah Fischer, who danced as a first-cast lead in Christopher Wheeldon’s The Winter’s Tale during NBoC’s opening, and recentlyMore »

It’s Prix de Lausanne Registration Time

It’s that time again! Prix de Lausanne registration opens on September 1. Every year, the Prix de Lausanne brings some of the world’s best ballet students together, pushes them to the next level and changes lives. We’re not exaggerating: You’ve probably heard Maria Kochetkova’s story about entering the competition against her teacher’s wishes, winning andMore »

Why You Should Know About the Joffrey’s Winning Works Competition

For aspiring dancemakers who dream of seeing their work performed in a professional setting, the Joffrey Ballet’s seventh annual Winning Works competition is an opportunity you’ll want to take note of. The award recognizes promising African, Latino(a), Asian, Arab and Native American artists with a $5,000 stipend, at least 30 rehearsal hours and a groupMore »

Watch the World Ballet Competition from Your Couch

The summer Olympics may be just around the corner, but we know that ballet dancers perform superhuman feats all year long. Next week offers an especially good chance to see this in action, as talented dancers from around the globe come together for the World Ballet Competition. WBC celebrates its 10th anniversary this year, andMore »

Oregon Ballet Theatre’s New Choreographic Competition

The lack of female choreographers in the ballet world has come under recent scrutiny. Why are so few women given opportunities to create for major companies—especially when they’re out there, steadily making work? How can companies, schools, patrons and mentors cultivate emerging choreographers? Many companies have addressed the dearth through deliberate programming, like the EnglishMore »

From Competition to Corps de Ballet

At age 15, competition veteran Hannah Bettes traveled to the Prix de Lausanne, her sights set on getting into The Royal Ballet School. The teen left the competition with a scholarship—and the Audience Choice Award, to boot. That same year, Bettes won the gold medal in the senior division at Youth America Grand Prix andMore »

Prix de Lausanne Has a New Director

Shelly Power, the Houston Ballet Academy director, will take on the dual role of artistic director and CEO of the prestigious Prix de Lausanne competition. Houston Ballet artistic director Stanton Welch credits Power for building up the Houston Ballet Academy, which has grown into a nationally recognized training program. It’s noted for not only itsMore »

The Competition Question

Boston Ballet soloist Dusty Button owes much of her success to the fast-paced world of dance competitions. In her early years, she competed in jazz and contemporary, and her first Youth America Grand Prix win landed her a spot at American Ballet Theatre’s Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis School, which led to a contract with ABT StudioMore »