NYIBC 2011 Events Will Honor the Life and Work of Late Founder Ilona Copen
The Board of Directors of New York International Ballet Competition, Inc. (NYIBC), an organization that provides exceptional dance education, career advancement and employment opportunities for talented young dancers from all over the world, announced that the 11th NYIBC will take place in June 2012.
In 2011, the Board of Directors and Staff will pay tribute to the life and work of Ms. Ilona Copen, Founder and Executive Director Emerita of NYIBC, with special events that will serve as the stepping-stone of future plans to perpetuate her legacy and further NYIBC’s mission.
Ms. Copen, who founded NYIBC in 1983 with Igor Youskevitch, passed away on February 20th of this year. Over a period of 25 years, Ms. Copen produced 10 competitions, inspiring and changing the lives of almost 500 NYIBC Alumni from all over the world.
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Audrey Ross, Publicity
NYIBC’s mission is to discover the world's finest young ballet dancers, ages 17 to 24, provide them with an extraordinary educational, mentoring and cultural experience; advance their careers by producing performances in New York City; and promote international understanding and goodwill.NYIBC is a tuition-free, three-week intensive study program. The contemporary duet form and the classical pas de deux are the core of the repertory NYIBC participants learn from world renowned coaches under high standards of fairness that are also reflected in the judges’ appraisals. Unlike any other dance education program or competition, NYIBC assumes full financial responsibility for the forty-eight invited dancers for their entire three-week stay in New York City. This provides an equal opportunity across socio-economic lines, allowing dancers from all ethnicities to completely focus on training to perform at their highest artistic level. NYIBC is under the auspices of the International Dance Committee of the International Theatre Institute (ITI/UNESCO) and World Dance Alliance (WDA).
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