Tag: international ballet competition

#Flashback: Jurgita Dronina at the 2005 Moscow IBC

It seems like each time we blink, the level of excellence at competitions gets higher and higher. We love seeing dancers pushing their limits each year, but that usually means more pirouettes, higher extensions and bigger tricks. So here’s a #flashback of the stunning National Ballet of Canada principal Jurgita Dronina to remind us all […]

Watch the Prix de Lausanne Live Stream—Right Now

Bunheads, rejoice: The annual Prix de Lausanne competition starts this week in Lausanne, Switzerland! And just like last year, those of us stuck stateside can still get in on the excitement by watching the live stream from today through February 6. The daily stream promises inside looks at all the dance-y action—think footage of performances […]

Ballet Competitions 101

Sarah Lane and Joseph Phillips performing at the YAGP 2008 Gala. Photo by Gene Schiavone Picture this: It’s 1990, and Jose Manuel Carreño, a young, relatively unknown Cuban ballet student, has just wowed the judges at the USA International Ballet Competition with his ultra-powerful jumps and incredibly controlled pirouettes. At the end of the competition, […]