Winners Announced For the International Ballet Competition at Varna
This year marked the 50th anniversary of IBC Varna. Though the competition has grown steadily more sophisticated and intense over time, no competitors were awarded gold medals this year. Two silver medals were awarded to the senior women: Hannah O’Neill of the Paris Opera Ballet, and Ye Lim Choi of Korea. Two bronze medals were awarded to the senior women, as well: Sara Renda of Italy and Hee Sun Kim of Korea. Senior men fared the same—the highest award was silver. Dae Han Na of Korea went home with second place, while Jeremy-Loup Quer and Hugo Marchand, both of France, went home with a bronze medal each. In the junior devision, American competition regular Miko Fogarty (representing Switzerland) won the silver medal.