Prix de Lausanne opens 2015 registration

Prix de Lausanne International Ballet CompetitionRegistration for the 2015 Prix de Lausanne is now open online until September 30. The 43rd edition of this international and prestigious ballet competition will be held on February 1-8, 2015, in Lausanne, Switzerland.


Last season, the Prix de Lausanne had 295 candidates hailing from 35 different countries apply for the competition. The elite selection process chose 71 young dancers to move forward and compete in person.


In addition to accepting online applications, the Prix de Lausanne is already conducting preselections in Europe and South America.


The annual South American Preselection will take place September 26-October 3 in Villa Carlos Paz, Córdoba, Argentina. A few weeks later, the European preselection will be held October 24-26 at the Palucca Schule in Dresden, Germany.


The South American Preselection has a track record for accepting and awarding many dancers who, in addition to being selected for the Prix de Lausanne, later go all the way to the finals. In 2011, dancer Mayara Magri from Rio de Janeiro won the coveted first prize in the finals and received a scholarship to The Royal Ballet School. She is now in the Corps de Ballet at The Royal Ballet. In 2012, Edson Barbosa, also from Rio de Janeiro, won a prize and received a scholarship to the San Francisco Ballet School’s Trainee Program. He is now in the Corps de Ballet at the Joffrey Ballet. Also preselected in Argentina, Adhonay Soares, from Goiás, won the first prize in 2013. He is now training at the John Cranko Schule in Stuttgart, Germany.


For its 11th edition, the South American Preselection jury will select three candidates to receive all-expenses-paid trips to the 2015 competition. The top 10 finalists will benefit from a professionally produced video to enter in the Video Selection.


In the light of the ever-growing success of the preselection in Argentina, the Prix de Lausanne organized a preselection in Europe. For the European edition, the jury will select two winners who will each receive all-expenses-paid trips to the 2015 competition. Like in Argentina, the remaining finalists will benefit from having a professionally produced video to use for entering competitions.


For more information on the Prix de Lausanne and it’s upcoming 2015 competition, visit


Register now through September 30 for the chance to compete and gain international exposure.


Photo by Marina Kleinwort.