When you get sidelined by an injury, you try physical therapy, Pilates, swimming—anything that might get you back onstage ASAP. But when you return, something always seems a little different. Maybe that right knee doesn't feel as secure when you're jumping, or your left hip grips a little more during développé. It's hard not to wonder: Was there something else you should have been doing while you were out?
The prestigious Prix de Lausanne competition wrapped up this weekend, and scholarship winners have been announced—including Precious Adams, an American dancer who's been studying at the Bolshoi Academy in Moscow. Here's the full list:
Haruo Niyama, Japan Hakucho Ballet Academy
Sae Maeda, Japan Mayumi Kinouchi Ballet Studio
Precious Adams, USA Bolshoi Ballet Academy
David Fernando Navarro Yudes, Spain Princess Grace Academy, Monte-Carlo
Prix de Lausanne finals will be streaming live on February 2—and if you download the competition’s app onto your iPhone or iPad, you can watch the dancers perform right in the palm of your hand. See some of the most promising students from around the world go head to head for top scholarships and career-launching prizes.
Prix de Lausanne is one of ballet's most powerful professional springboards. Think you might have what it takes to go up against some of the top students in the world? Take class with a Prix de Lausanne winner and learn what the prestigious competition is all about. Special master classes are being offered in the following cities:
San Francisco - May 6 San Francisco Ballet School Teacher: Maria Kochetkova and others from the San Francisco Ballet School Question and Answer : to be announced
Registration is now open for the 40th Prix de Lausanne. The prestigious Swiss competition has launched many a dance career, and awarded hundreds of scholarships to top schools around the world. One of the coolest things about this particular competition? It always reserves a certain number of spots for students from small studios in order to even out the playing field so that the finals don't solely consist of dancers who come from big-name schools. I love that!
For the past four decades, the Prix de Lausanne has introduced the world to the next generation of ballet stars. Alessandra Ferri, Leanne Benjamin, and Julie Kent all first broke through in the prestigious competition. This year, the Prix is launching a new master class series to offer students across the globe a chance to learn from a former winners.
Can't make it to Switzerland this weekend? No problem! You can watch the Prix de Lausanne finals live online.
Beginning at 9 am EST, the competition will host a live broadcast of the competitors' performances at www.prixdelausanne-live.com. If you download the free Prix de Lausanne app, you can even watch it directly on your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch.