Genee 2016 finalists

From 86 semi finalists, the judges for the 2016 Genee International Ballet Competition have chosen 12 finalists who will dance at the Sydney Opera House next Sunday, 11 December.

Eight of the finalists are Australian, three are British and one Japanese.

All the British finalists are from from Elmhurst Ballet School.

The Genee 2016 judges are David McAllister (artistic director of the Australian Ballet), Kevin O’Hare, (artistic director of the Royal Ballet) and Francesco Ventriglia, (artistic director of the Royal New Zealand Ballet).

The 86 semi finalists included dancers from New Zealand, South Africa, Singapore, Canada, Malaysia, Cyprus, the United States, Japan, Korea and Brazil although more than half were Australians.

The 12 finalists are:

Girls:

Madison Ayton, Australian, Annette Roselli Dance Academy

Talia Fidra, Australian, Claudia Dean Coaching

Mamiko Inoue, Japanese, Morikawa Satomi Ballet Academy

Maeve Nolan, Australian, Tanya Pearson Classical Coaching Academy

Evelyn Roberts, Australian, Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts

Jessi Seymour, Australian, Alegria Dance Studios

Jade Wallace, British, Elmhurst Ballet School

Alexandra Walton, Australia, The Teresa Johnson Ballet School

Boys:

Brayden Gallucci, Australian, Alegria Dance Studios

Joshua Price, Australian, The Dance Centre/Amanda Bollinger

Hamish Scott, British, Elmhurst Ballet School

Connor Williams, British, Elmhurst Ballet School

Kanon Kondo from Japan won the Dancer’s Own Choreography Award

This an updated post. An earlier version omitted the finalist, Mamiko Inoue, and in her place incorrectly listed another semi finalist.

My apologies.

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2016 Genee finalists and, on the right, Kanon Kondo, winner of the Dancer’s Own Choreography Award

2016 Genee finalists and, on the right, Kanon Kondo, winner of the Dancer’s Own Choreography Award