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Recognised as one of the ballet world’s most prestigious competitions and the flagship event of the Royal Academy of Dance (RAD), the Genée International Ballet Competition, held at the Artscape Opera House yesterday evening (Sunday 9 October), finished in top form as the Final drew to an exciting close.
Crowned with success, the overwhelming public response was evident, with sold out performances of the Semi Finals and the Final with the support once again proving the competition’s reputation as a tour de force in the worldwide ballet scene.
The winners list is as follows:
No gold medals were awarded.
Winners of female silver medals are: Mana Ogawa (Japan) and Si Jia Miao (China)
Winner of male silver medal: Jin Hao Zhang (China)
Winner of female bronze medal: Ashley Scott (South Africa)
Winner of male bronze medal: Mlindi Kulashe (South Africa)
The Audience Choice Award went to Jessica Brown (Australia)
As this year’s competition comes to a fulfilling close, bringing to light the young ballet stars on the rise, in a very successful return to London, the international ballet community looks forward to the next Genée International Ballet Competition in 2012 which Luke Rittner, Chief Executive of the RAD, announced would take place in Wellington in New Zealand, for the first time.
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