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Genée 2017

Genée 2017
We are pleased to announce that the Genée International Ballet Competition 2017 will be held in Lisbon, Portugal from 7–16 September.


Portugal’s beautiful coastal capital is Europe's second-oldest capital after Athens. As the former home of Vasco da Gama, Ferdinand Magellan and Prince Henry the Navigator, its influence and stature as a world city is undeniable. With its mixture of history, tradition, and vibrant contemporary culture, we are hugely excited about Lisbon playing host to the competition for the very first time.

Venues & dates

  • Coaching will take place at the studios of Companhia Nacional de Bailado (CNB) from 8–12 September.
  • The Semi-Finals will be held at Teatro Tivoli BBVA on 13 & 14 September.
  • The Final will be held at Teatro Camões on 16 September.


Candidate applications will open on 1 July 2017.

For more information, see our Genée eligibility page


There are two bursary funds available providing financial support for Genée candidates from any country. The Darcey Bussell Genée bursary and the Dame Margot Fonteyn Scholarship Fund bursary awards start at £1,000 (or local currency equivalent) and will assist with entry fees, travel and other associated costs for candidates. 

Applications will open on 1 March and close on 31 March. Full criteria and application forms are available from the below links.

If you have any queries please email .