• Finalist Joshua Price. Photo: Gregory Batardon.
    Finalist Joshua Price. Photo: Gregory Batardon.

Registrations are open for the 2018 Prix de Lausanne, the prestigious international ballet competition, held annually in Switzerland.

The competition has announced new rules this year to allow younger dancers (aged 14 and 6 months) to apply. The candidates have until September 30 to register and until October 22 to submit their video recording. “We are looking forward to our upcoming video selection in October. We have moved the age requirement to include a slightly younger student giving them the proper entry age for most professional schools during the same competition year,” says Shelly Power, artistic director and CEO of Prix de Lausanne.

Created in 1973, the Prix de Lausanne is an annual international competition for young dancers aged 14 to 19. Its goal is to discover, promote and support the finest talents. 68 of the world’s most prestigious dance schools and companies, such as the Royal Ballet in London, the Vaganova Ballet Academy in St. Petersburg, the San Francisco Ballet School and the Australian Ballet, are associated with the Prix de Lausanne and support its activities.

For more information head to https://www.prixdelausanne.org/

Pictured top: Australian finalist at the 2017 Prix de Lausanne, Joshua Price. Photo: Gregory Batardon.

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