Young ballet dancers, aged 17-24, will be in New York from June 2 to 25 for New York's own New York International Ballet Competition (NYIBC).    The 2-week preparation period will begin Monday June 4th, and the public Competition will take place at the Rose Theater, 60th Street & Broadway, June 20-23.   The announcement of the winners and gala performance is June 24th.

The Competition is a great challenge for the young dancers and a career boost for many.  In addition to the enthusiastic audiences, they will be seen by ballet company directors and a panel of renowned judges from around the world, chaired by great American dancer Edward Villella, currently director of Miami City Ballet.

Countries represented this year are:

Brazil  – Korea – Canada –   Lithuania – China – Paraguay – Chinese Taipei – Philippines – Costa Rica – Russia – Cuba – Ukraine – Dominican Republic – U.S.A. – Finland    Uzbekistan – Japan – Venezuela from

  • from Brazil: Diego Braga and partner Mariana Lenzi Both study at the Margareth Monteiro Dance School.
  • Brazil/Japan:  Paulo Arrais was born in Brazil and is currently dancing with the Norwegian National Ballet.  His  partner is Miharu Maki of Japan, also a member of the Norwegian National Ballet.
  • Brazil/Venezuela:  Ricardo Graziano of Brazil, currently dancing with the Tulsa Ballet.   His partner is Karina Gonzalez of Venezuela, also with the Tulsa Ballet.
  • Canada/USA: Canadian James Clark, currently studying at the National Ballet School of Canada.  His partner is Sabrina Delafield of the USA, at the same school.
  • China:  Wu Husheng and partner Wang Ya'nan, both  members of the Shanghai Ballet.
  • China/Korea:  Chao Shi of China and partner Seo Yeon Yu of Korea, both dancers with the Dutch National Ballet.
  • Chinese Taipai/Japan:  Shih-Huai Liang of Chinese Taipei, currently dancing with Columbia Classical Ballet.  His partner is Hinako Sakuraoka of Japan, a student at the Kirov Academy of Ballet in the U.S.
  • Cuba/Dominican Republic:  Danny Lopez of Cuba and partner Vanessa Contin of the Dominican Republic, both students at Ballet Clasico Alina Abreu.
  • Cuba/USA:  Rodrigo Gonzales of Cuba, who studied at the National Ballet School of Canada. Partner is Grace – Anne Powers of the USA, who trained at The Art of Classical Ballet.
  • Japan/USA:  Mugen Kazama was born in Japan; his partner Kiri Chapman is from the USA, and both are members of the Tulsa Ballet.
  • Korea:  Jung Young Jae and partner Kim Na Eun are both  from Korea and study at The Korean National U. of Arts.
  • Korea:  Young-Do Lee and partner Seung-Won Shin were  born in Korea and are students at The Korean NationalUniversity of Arts.
  • Korea:  Kwi Sub Park and partner Eun Ji Ha are from Korea and both study at The Korean National U. of Arts.
  • Lithuania/Finland:  Evaldas Bielinis of Lithuania and partner Elina Miettinen of Russia are both dancers with TheFinnish National Ballet.
  • Paraguay/Argentina: Marcelo Martinez of Paraguay, currently dancing with The Washington Ballet; his partner is Tatiana Mersan of Argentina, a student at the Joffrey School, NYC.
  • Philippines: Jean Marc Cordero and partner Candace  Adeo were both born in the Philippines.   He is a student at the Culgural Center of the Philippines Dance School; Adeo dances with Ballet Philippines.
  • Russia/Japan: Artyom Maksokov of Russia currently dances with Estonia National Opera Ballet; his partner Momoko Sasada of Japan studies at the Joffrey Ballet School, NYC.
  • Russia/Korea:  Denis Kupriyanov of Russia and partner Tae Kyoung Um of Korea are both students at the  Vaganova Ballet Academy in St. Petersburg, Russia.
  • Ukraine/Uzbekistan: Volodmyr Bannikov of the Ukraine dances with the Ukrainian Opera and Ballet Theatre; partner Sanija Abilmajneva of Uzbekistan studies at  The Art College in Krasnogorsk.
  • USA/Canada:  Jacob Garrett of the USA and partner Crystal Hartford of Canada both currently dance with Colorado Ballet Studio Company.
  • USA/Costa Rica: Chris Mackenthun of the USA graduated from Point Park U; partner Margarita Peralta of Costa Rica dances with La Escuelo de Ballet Clásico Ruso.
  • USA:  Gerald Doble of USA is a member of ABT Studio Co,; partner Abigail Simon of the USA is a member of the Joffrey Ballet.
  • USA: Ryan Timothy Nye and partner Shelby Dyer are bot from the USA.  He dances with Ballet Idaho/Eugene Ballet; she is with the Colorado Ballet.
  • USA: Sean Omandam and partner Alyssa Velasquez, both from the USA, are members of the Colorado Ballet.


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