VALENTINA KOZLOVA INTERNATIONAL BALLET COMPETITION
October 16 -18, 2015, Brussels, Belgium
REGISTRATIONS TO VKIBC EUROPEAN SEMI-FINAL ARE OPEN
Ballet great Valentina Kozlova is very proud to announce the first European Semi final of the Valentina Kozlova International Ballet Competition (VKIBC), to take place in Brussels, Belgium, October 16-18, 2015. Ms. Kozlova’s mission is to help, support and offer students and young professional dancers an opportunity to perform and compete in a positive and encouraging atmosphere in front of a distinguished panel of international judges.
Dancers are divided into four divisions:
Youth (11-12), Student (13-14), Junior (15 to 17) and Senior (18 to 26).
The main purpose of this event is to create opportunities for young dancers to “network”, to see and to be seen by their peers, teachers, schools’ and companies’ directors. Prizes, scholarships to schools, and more will be awarded during Brussels’ European semi-final. The final will take place in New York in April 2016.
MEMBERS OF THE JURY 2015
- Under the direction of Valentina Kozlova, Artistic Director and Founder VKIBC, non voting President of the Jury.
- Andris Liepa – President of judging panel Former Principal dancer with Bolshoi, Kirov and ABT companies, President of Marius Liepa Foundation
- Nikolay Tsiskaridze, Rector, Vaganova Academy of Russian Ballet, Saint Petersburg (RUSSIA)
- Amanda Bennett, Artistic Director of the Prix de Lausanne and director of the academy Ballettschule Theater Basel
- Eric Camillo, Professeur Ecole Nationale de L’Opéra de Paris (FRANCE)
- Charles Jude, Former Etoile de l’Opéra de Paris, Directeur du Ballet de l’Opéra de Bordeaux (FRANCE)
- Anne-Marie Porras, Founder Espedance, Montpellier (FRANCE)
- Anderson Santana, Artistic Director and Founder Brussels International Ballet School (BELGIUM)
- Gregor Seyffert, Director Staatliche Ballettschule Berlin (GERMANY)
- Sergei Soloviev, Former Principal dancer of Bolshoi Ballet, Professeur Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse de Paris (FRANCE)