thousands of spectators have followed the Prix de Lausanne 2024 Finals at the Beaulieu Theatre and through the live streaming. Among the 20 Finalists, 9 were awarded a scholarship allowing them to enter one of the partner schools or companies of the Prix de Lausanne. Tomorrow, on Sunday, the candidates will take part in the Networking Forum, which will give them the opportunity to meet representatives of the partner institutions.

photo : Gregory Bartadon

86 out of the 88 initially selected candidates have participated in the competition week and 20 of them reached the Finals that took place on Saturday in front of a full house at the Beaulieu Theatre.

At the end of the Finals, the jury, presided this year by Dame Darcey Bussell, selected 9 Prize Winners. Thanks to their scholarships, these 9 talented dancers will have the opportunity to enter one of the prestigious partner schools and companies of the Prix de Lausanne.

photo : Gregory Bartadon

The 9 Prize Winners of the 2024 competition are:

BOURSE JEUNE ESPOIR

201DOS SANTOS SILVA João PedroBrazil15.2 yo1. Harlequinade2. Plan to B 

FONDATION CARIS

415LIMA SANTOS MartinhoPortugal17.11 yo1. Le Corsaire, boy variation2. Do You Care ? 

BOURSE JEUNE ÉTOILE                

317LIVELLARA VIDART PalomaArgentina18.5 yo1.La Bayadère, Gamsatti2. You Turn Me on I’m a Radio 

OAK FOUNDATION

106HUANG CrystalUnited States15.3 yo1. Le Corsaire, Gulnara2. Do You Care ? 

FONDATION COROMANDEL

315KOBAYASHI AiriJapan18.4 yo1.Raymonda, Raymonda, act I2. 1st Flash solo 1 

BOURSE ASTARTE 

411BLIGHT JensonAustralia17.7 yo1.The Talisman2. Tout va bien ? 

BOURSE AUD JEBSEN 

417FEDELE-MALARD JuliannFrance18.1 yo1. Paquita, Grand Pas2. Urge for Going 

FONDATION MAURICE BÉJART               

302STEELE NatalieUnited States17.2 yo1.Sleeping Beauty, Aurora, act III2. Plan to B 

FONDATION ANITA ET WERNER DAMM-ETIENNE

207TOSHIDA TaichiJapan15.8 yo1. La Fille Mal Gardée, Colas2. Do You Care ? 

Other Awards:

BEST YOUNG TALENT AWARD, offered by the RUDOLF NOUREYEV FOUNDATION

313DAY Ruby Australia17.10 yo 1. Le Corsaire, Medora2. Do You Care ?

CONTEMPORARY DANCE AWARD, offered by MINERVA KUNSTSTIFTUNG

415LIMA SANTOS MartinhoPortugal17.11 yo1. Le Corsaire, boy variation2. Do You Care ?

BEST SWISS CANDIDATE AWARD, offered by ANONYMOUS DONATION

407SCHILLACI GiuseppeItaly17.6 yo1. La Sylphide, James, act II2. Do You Care ?

AUDIENCE FAVOURITE AWARD

317LIVELLA VIDART Paloma  Argentina18.5 yo1.La Bayadère, Gamsatti2. You Turn Me on I’m a Radio

WEB AUDIENCE AWARD – co-organised with ARTE CONCERT

201DOS SANTOS SILVA João PedroBrazil15.2 yo1. Harlequinade2. Plan to B

BEAULIEU AWARD, offered by BEAULIEU SA

317LIVELLA VIDART PalomaArgentina18.5 yo1.La Bayadère, Gamsatti2. You Turn Me on I’m a Radio
photo : Gregory Bartadon

Finalist Award

Finalists who have not been awarded any prize receive the Finalist Award (a sum of CHF 1’000.-) offered by Bobst SA.

Networking Forum

On Sunday, 4 February, the candidates will have the opportunity to participate in the Networking Forum to meet with some of the representatives of the Prix de Lausanne Partner Schools and Companies. Therefore, the Networking Forum makes the competition worthwhile for all participants, allowing 90 percent of the candidates to get contracts each year.

Prix de Lausanne
photo : Gregory Bartadon

Live-streaming

This year, the daily sessions – almost 7 hours live per day – and the selections have been watched more than 375 000 times on ARTE Concert, YouTube, Facebook as well as on the Prix de Lausanne website. The Selections and Finals were also streamed in China and commented by Zhiyao Zhang (Prize Winner, Prix de Lausanne 2011)