The Margot Fonteyn International Ballet Competition: Final

Royal Academy of Dance

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Catch the final of one of the ballet world's most preeminent prizes on the Margot Fonteyn International Ballet Competition, hosted by Alexander Campbell, Principal of The Royal Ballet. This contest of grace and power, first held in 1931 and formerly known as the Genée (in honor of the great Adeline Genée, whose name still adorns the gold medal), awards the day's most promising young dancers from all over the globe with cash prizes, medals, and the invaluable prestige of an international platform and the Royal Academy of Dance's seal of approval. 

This year’s judges are Darcey Bussell (RAD President and Guest principal coach of The Royal Ballet), Aaron S. Watkin (Artistic Director of English National Ballet) and Amanda Britton (Chief Executive, Principal and Artistic Director of Rambert School), with Valentino Zucchetti serving as Guest Choreographer. To view the full program and cast sheet for the final, click here.

Photo: Céline Gittens, principal dancer at Birmingham Royal Ballet and 2005 gold medalist — courtesy of Birmingham Royal Ballet

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