Australian student Emily Sprout is one of 11 prizewinners out of 22 finalists at the Prix de Lausanne.
She has won the BOURSE JEUNE ÉTOILE (YOUNG STAR SCHOLARSHIP). She will now be able to choose from offers of placements at a range of prestigious international schools.
The finals were held on Saturday, 4 February, at 2.30pm (Swiss time). Twenty-two candidates (whittled down from a pool of 82 selected) each performed a classical and contemporary variation.
Emily is on a winning streak - she also won the 2022 Sydney Eisteddfod Ballet Championship.
The two top prizes went to Millán de Benito from Spain and Fabrizzio Ulloa Cornejo from Mexico.
The Prix de Lausanne, held at the Beaulieu Theatre, is one of the most prestigious competitions in the world. This year it is celebrating its 50th anniversary. To mark the occasion, it is extending its usual program with an extra day of festive events, including a Gala of the Stars, featuring a glittering line-up of guest artists (among them Australia's Steven McRae). Most of them are former Prix de Lausanne candidates or prize winners. It can be viewed on the web through Mezzo TV and medici.tv.
See more of our coverage (including the judging panel) here.