See the Ballet Stars of Tomorrow on March 25, 2023 for The International Competition for The Erik Bruhn Prize
See the ballet stars of tomorrow compete for the prestigious prize in one thrilling evening of dance on Saturday, March 25, 2023. First held in 1988, The International Competition for The Erik Bruhn Prize brings together some of the finest young dancers and choreographers in the world, with each competitor performing a classical pas de deux and a new contemporary work created specifically for the occasion.
Erik Bruhn, who held the Artistic Directorship of the National Ballet from 1983 until his death in 1986, established the competition to uphold a high standard of excellence for future generations of dancers and the winners often go on to high profile careers.
The companies participating this year are American Ballet Theatre, The Royal Ballet, Stuttgart Ballet and The National Ballet of Canada.
Second Soloist Noah Parets and Corps de Ballet Member Emerson Dayton will represent the National Ballet at the competition. The other young dancers selected by their Artistic Directors to compete for this prestigious prize are Chloe Misseldine and Tristan Brosnan from American Ballet Theatre, Viola Pantuso and Daichi Ikarashi from The Royal Ballet and from Stuttgart Ballet, Mackenzie Brown (age 20) who will perform with Principal Dancer Adhonay Soares who will not be competing for the prize.
Judging the competition will be Artistic Directors Hope Muir, Susan Jaffe (American Ballet Theatre), Kevin O’Hare (The Royal Ballet) and Tamas Detrich (Stuttgart Ballet).
Competing for the choreographic prize are Ethan Colangelo (The National Ballet of Canada), Lauren Lovette (American Ballet Theatre), Joshua Junker (The Royal Ballet) and Roman Novitzky (Stuttgart Ballet).
The evening will be hosted by Rex Harrington, Rehearsal Director, Principal Coach and former Principal Dancer of The National Ballet of Canada.
Don't miss this celebratory showcase for ballet’s bright future.