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Genée International Ballet Competition 2016
The Genée International Ballet Competition is dedicated to promoting and rewarding standards of excellence in young ballet dancers internationally. This is achieved by offering aspiring dancers the unique opportunity to work with world-renowned choreographers and professionals as well as the chance to perform on an international stage.
The Genée International Ballet Competition represents the pinnacle of achievement for young people trained in the Royal Academy of Dance syllabus. The competition identifies talented young dancers and often launches them on a professional career.
The competition originated quite humbly in 1931 as the ‘Adeline Genée Gold Medal’ and was introduced as an additional incentive for candidates who had passed the Solo Seal examination. Felicity Garratt was the first recipient of this award; other medals were later added: the silver (1934), bronze (1956), and gold and silver for male dancers (1938).
The award continued to progress and develop into a competition format and remarkably it has taken place almost every year since 1931, even during the Second World War. In 2002, Luke Rittner, the RAD’s Chief Executive, took the landmark decision to hold the competition outside London in order to embrace its international spirit taking it to Australia where Sydney Opera House played host to a record number of candidates.
Since 2002, the competition has been held in cities on all five continents, including Singapore, Cape Town, London, Toronto and Sydney. In 2016, the Genée has returned to Sydney.
You can learn more about the Genée and its history at www.rad.org.uk/genee
More Information about this year's competition
To find out more about this year's competition, you can access the Genée Information Pack via the following link: https://www.rad.org.uk/documents/genee-docs/genee-application-pack-2016.pdf
Register as a candidate for the Genée 2016
To register as a candidate for the Genée, click 'register' and enter your information. Please ensure you have all of the information required before you begin completing the form.
You will receive an Eventbrite confirmation that your application has been received; please note this is not confirmation of a place at this year's competition.
Candidates will be notified on Friday 7 October (UK time) whether or not they have secured a place at the Genée International Ballet Competition 2016.