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This Tuesday, July 7, join pre-professional dancers across the globe in an inaugural live-stream event celebrating World Ballet School Day 2020. Made "by students for students," the event aims to bring young generations of dancers together in an international recognition of the unifying power of ballet, dance and the art world at large. The program, featuring dancers from a dozen internationally renowned ballet academies and organizations, will be broadcasted online on the WBSD website at 7 am EDT and will be available for viewers on-demand for one month following the premiere.

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The eight 2020 Prix de Lausanne prize winners. Photo by Rodrigo Buas, courtesy of PdL

The 2020 Prix de Lausanne has officially come to a close after a thrilling week of classes, coaching sessions, competition performances and networking forums. The annual competition, which was live streamed around the world and watched over 1.1 million times, gave 77 dancers an opportunity to perform and take class in front of an international panel of judges. In addition to a classical variation, candidates had to master a contemporary solo by Mauro Bigonzetti, Jean-Christophe Maillot, Cathy Marston, Wayne McGregor, Heinz Spoerli or Richard Wherlock.

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Upper-level Boston Ballet School students take a partnering class. Photo by Igor Burlak Photography, courtesy of Boston Ballet School

Boston Ballet School has joined the list of schools that are official partners of the Prix de Lausanne international ballet competition. As a partner, BBS offers competition winners scholarships for one year of training or a year-long apprenticeship with the company. Prix de Lausanne partners include American Ballet Theatre's Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis School, Houston Ballet Academy, San Francisco Ballet School and University of North Carolina School of the Arts.

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Madeleine Onne has been named the new director of Houston Ballet Academy. After dancing with Royal Swedish Ballet from 1984 to 2002, Onne served as artistic director of the company for six years. She was then appointed artistic director of Hong Kong Ballet in 2009. She steps into her new position in Houston, Texas, in the summer of 2017, replacing Shelly Power, who has left to join the Prix de Lausanne international ballet competition in Lausanne, Switzerland, as artistic director and CEO.

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Shelly Power leads class at Houston Ballet Academy.

Houston Ballet Academy’s director of 11 years, Shelly Power, will be leaving to take on a new position: artistic director and CEO of the international ballet competition Prix de Lausanne, effective in September. She is the first in the annual competition’s history to become both the artistic and business leader. She succeeds current artistic director Amanda Bennett, who has held the position since 2012.

The Prix de Lausanne has been showcasing the ballet world’s top young talent, ages 15 to 18, for the past 44 years. The competition takes place each January and February in Lausanne, Switzerland. Prize winners receive ballet school scholarships and company apprenticeships. Past winners include First Position star Miko Fogarty, ballet renegade Sergei Polunin, “So You Think You Can Dance” competitor Alex Wong and American Ballet Theatre and San Francisco Ballet principal Maria Kochetkova.

Photo: by Amitava Sarkar, courtesy of Houston Ballet

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