#TBT: Daniil Simkin in Don Quixote

#TBT: Daniil Simkin in Don Quixote

Daniil Simkin and Roberta Marquez. Photo by Hiroyuki Ito via Getty Images He may appear baby-faced in this clip from the 2005 Helsinki International Ballet Competition, but 17-year-old Daniil Simkin already dances like a fully formed prince. In Basilio’s...
Helsinki Standouts

Helsinki Standouts

The sixth Helsinki International Ballet Competition, held this June in Finland, was something of a guy’s show. The most notable of the 70 competitors, who performed over the course of seven evenings in the beautiful Finnish National Opera House, were all men:...
Fouette To Finland

Fouette To Finland

After retiring from her illustrious career dancing for then directing the Finnish National Ballet, Doris Laine wasn’t about to take up knitting. Instead, she created the Helsinki International Ballet Competition. Now in its seventh iteration, HIBC will accept...
Spotlight on IBC Standout Katherine Higgins

Spotlight on IBC Standout Katherine Higgins

Earlier this month, American dancer Katherine Higgins took third place in the junior ladies division at the Helsinki International Ballet Competition. The prize comes with 1,500 euros and a hefty dose of prestige. Now training at the Royal Ballet School of Antwerp in...

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