Jury members and Young Creation Award
International Ballet Competition – 2M2C (Montreux)
The Prix de Lausanne jury panel will be presided by Margaret Tracey, International Dance Educator, Former Principal dancer of the New York City Ballet. The five finalists of the Young Creation Award have been selected and will have the opportunity to present their choreographies to the Jury of the competition during its 2022 edition in Montreux. As the winners of the Young Creation Award 2021, two new coaches will be joining the Prix de Lausanne artistic collaborators this year – Maya Smallwood and Samuel Winkler.
The 2022 jury presided by Margaret Tracey
The nine jury members of the Prix de Lausanne 2022 are: Margaret Tracey (President), Viviana Durante (Vice-President), Oliver Matz, José Martinez, Gigi Hyatt, Laetitia Pujol, Yuri Fateev, Friedemann Vogel and Daria Klimentova.
|Jury President of the Prix de Lausanne 2022||” The Prix de Lausanne is such a special event in support of future generations of professional ballet dancers. I look forward to welcoming the chosen participants for the 2022 Prix in Montreux and celebrate the inspiring future these young artist represent for our art form.”|
|Prix de Lausanne’s Artistic and Executive Director||“It is a great pleasure to have Ms. Margaret Tracey as President of the Prix de Lausanne 2022 Jury. She is a brilliant woman with a lot of experience who knows how to convey the true meaning of dance!”|
The finalists of the Young Creation Award 2022
From the 32 videos submitted by this year’s Young Creation Award candidates from our Partner Schools, a jury of dance professionals selected five finalists: Luca Branca (Italy), Joshua Hunt (Australia), Milla Loock (Australia), William Thomas (Australia) and Jessica Templeton (UK). These young choreographers will have the opportunity to come to Montreux and present their choreographies during the Prix de Lausanne 2022, where they will be graded by the competition Jury. At the end of the Finals, on Saturday February 5th, 2022, the Jury will announce the two winning choreographies. These variations will become part of the contemporary repertoire of the Prix de Lausanne, from which the candidates of the 2023 edition will be able to choose and perform.
Two new contemporary coaches join the artistic collaborators
The winners of the Young Creation Award 2021, Maya Smallwood, student at Canada’s National Ballet School, and Samuel Winkler, student at the School of Hamburg Ballet John-Neumeier, will participate in the Prix de Lausanne 2022 as contemporary coaches. They will work with the 2022 candidates on their original variations, respectively “Unravel” and “Supress”.