Semi-finals, 18 and 19 November 2010, Laban
Final, 21 November 2010, Sadler’s Wells
The Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) who is staging their flagship annual event, the Genée International Ballet Competition in London, for the first time in over five years announced the 2010 Finalists. The announcement was made live from the Bonnie Bird Theatre, Laban on Friday 19 November, at the end of the two-day Semi-finals event at which the audience were given a taste of the spectacular Final to come.
Name Age Nationality
Evangeline Ball 18 British, The Royal Ballet School
Laura Day 17 British, The Royal Ballet School
Karla Doorbar 18 British, The Royal Ballet School
Francesca Hayward 18 British, The Royal Ballet School
Tierney Heap 17 British, The Royal Ballet School, Centre Pointe Dance School
Courtney Macmillan 15 Australian, Prudence Bowen Atelier; The Ballet Factory
Anna Rose O’Sullivan 16 British, The Royal Ballet School
Sean Bates 18 British, The Royal Ballet School
Orazio Di Bella 19 Italian, Elmhurst School for Dance
Lachlan Monaghan 17 Australian, The Royal Ballet School; The McDonald College
Donald Thom 18 Canadian, The Royal Ballet School; Linda Jamieson School of Dance
Dominic Whitbrook 18 British, The Royal Ballet School
Finalists were selected from 71 Semi-finalists from 12 nationalities. Chair of the judging panel, David Nixon delivered the results whilst commending all the candidates on the high calibre of competition.
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Semi-finals: David Nixon, Artistic Director Northern Ballet; Christopher Saunders, Ballet Master, The Royal Ballet; Deanne Bergsma, Ex Principal Dancer of The Ballet Ballet.
Final: Dame Antoinette Sibley, DBE; Dame Monica Mason, DBE Artistic Director, The Royal Ballet; David Nixon, Artistic Director Northern Ballet.