LAUSANNE 2021

And the winners are…

“78 out of the 82 initially selected candidates have participated in the Video Edition and 20 of them reached the Finals that took place today, via video.

At the end of the Finals, the Jury, presided this year by the Director and Choreographer of the Basel Ballet Richard Wherlock, selected 6 Prize Winners. Thanks to their scholarships, these 6 promising dancers will have the opportunity to enter one of the prestigious partner schools and companies of the Prix de Lausanne.

The 6 Prix de Lausanne 2021 Scholarship Prize Winners are:

  1. OAK FOUNDATION
    218 – António CASALINHO – Portugal
  2. BOURSE JEUNE ESPOIR
    226 – Luca ABDEL-NOUR – Egypt
  3. FONDATION ALBERT AMON
    118 – Andrey Jesus MACIANO – Brazil
  4. FONDATION CARIS – JEUNE ESPOIR
    210 – Seojeong YUN – South Korea
  5. FONDATION COROMANDEL
    236 – FUCHIYAMA Shunhei – Japan
  6. FONDATION EN FAVEUR DE L’ART CHORÉGRAPHIQUE
    231 – Ashley COUPAL – Canada

Other Awards:

NUREYEV FOUNDATION
Best Young Talent Award: 118 – Andrey Jesus MACIANO – Brazil

MINERVA KUNSTSTIFTUNG
Contemporary Dance Award: 218 – António CASALINHO – Portugal & 241 – CRUZ Rui Cesar –Brazil

FONDATION EN FAVEUR DE L’ART CHORÉGRAPHIQUE
Best Swiss Candidate Award: 226 – Luca ABDEL-NOUR – Egypt

Audience Favourite Award: 226 – Luca ABDEL-NOUR – Egypt

Finalists Award: the Finalists who have not been awarded any scholarship will each receive CHF 1,000.-, offered by Bobst SA.

-Prix Website

This year has been beyond an exceptional year of talent at the Prix. And this year, the boys did not hold back in the Prix’s digital edition. A lot of people complained about the format this year, but I rather enjoyed it. It was nice to see each candidate individually, to see how impressive, how technically gifted, and how unique each candidate was. And while most of the world knew that Antonio was going to win, this year I was extremely impressed by the candidates from South Korea. Literally, mind-blowing.

Who were your favorite candidates at the Prix?

The Next Superstars of Ballet

hang yu prix de lausanne

and the next superstars of ballet are…. (winners of the 2016 Prix De Lausanne)

126. Hang YU, 16 years old, China (Shanghai Dance School)
307. Madison YOUNG, 17 years old, USA (Houston Ballet Academy)
417. Vincenzo DI PRIMO, 18 years old, Italy (Vienna State Opera)
206. Leroy MOKGATLE, 16 years old, South Africa (Art of Motion South Africa)
314. Laura FERNANDEZ, 18 years old, Switzerland (TAZ Tanzakademie Zurich and Vaganova Ballet Academy St Petersburg)
205. Junnosuke NAKAMURA, 16 years old, Japan (Acri-Horimoto Ballet Academy)
211. Dingkai BAI, 16 years old, China (Shanghai Dance School)

Contemporary Dance Prize
314. Laura Fernandez and Vincenzo Di Primo

Best Swiss Candidate
Laura Fernandez

Audience Favorite
Leroy Mokgatle

Prix Jeune Espoir
Danbi Kim, 15 years old, South Korea (LeeWon-A Dance Academy)