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Youth America Grand Prix
Winners 2015

The finals of this year’s Youth America Grand Prix were concluded on 16 April when the winners were announced at the David H. Hoch Theater in New York, at a ceremony prior to the annual Stars of Today Meet the Stars of Tomorrow Gala. They are: Junior Women 1st Maggie Chadbourne; 2nd Kotomi Yamada; 3rd Yeojin Shim; Junior Men 1st Liam Boswell - USA; 2nd Yago Guerra; 3rd Ryu Bautista; Junior Grand Prix: Shin-Yong Kim; Senior Women 1st Yu Kurihara; 2nd Rio Anderson; 3rd Bianca Scudamore; Senior Men 1st Shogo Hayami; 2nd Austen Acevedo; 3rd Lang Ma. The Dance Europe Prize also went to Shogo Hayami.

Shogo Hayami in Solo for Diego. Photo: Emma Kauldhar

ENB Emerging Dancer
Jinhao Zhang has been named as the winner of English National Ballet’s 2015 Emerging Dancer Award. Zhang joined ENB last year after graduating from English National Ballet School. The young dancer performed his own choreography, Dying Swan, and also a pas de deux from Don Quixote with fellow nominee Isabelle Brouwers. Laurretta Summerscales named as the recipient of the People’s Choice Award. The other finalists were: Isabelle Brouwers, Anjuli Hudson, Jeanette Kakareka, Katja Khaniukova, Vitor Menezes and Max Westwell. Before the winners were announced, last year’s joint Emerging Dancer Award winners, Junor Souza and Alison McWhinney, performed a pas de deux from Liam Scarlett’s No Man’s Land.

Jinhao Zhang in Don Quixote. Photo: Emma Kauldhar.

Contents May 2015
Prosper Mérimée’s 1845 tale of a feisty woman working in a cigar factory has sparked many theatrical productions, including Bizet’s famous opera. Now Liam Scarlett and Johan Inger have created new adaptations. In the May issue of Dance Europe, Gerard Davis reports on Scarlett’s for the Norwegian National Ballet while Jesús R. Gamo writes on Inger’s version for Compañîa Nacional de Danza in Madrid. The issue also features interviews with Mariinsky Ballet soloist Alexis Popov, Royal Ballet first soloist Akane Takada, San Francisco Ballet director Helgi Tomasson and ENB Emerging Dancer Jinhao Zhang. Giannandrea Poesio reviews Scottish Ballet's Streetcar Named Desire; Mike Dixon revisits Northern Ballet's adaptations of two famous novels; and Jessica Teague catches Dutch National Ballet in Neumeier's Dame aux camélias. Deborah Weiss discusses ballet and gymnastics with Olga Korbut and Melissa Hamilton, and also considers the Royal Ballet's new Untouchable. Available from our store
Xander Parish
Russian Prince

Xander Parish – Russian Prince tells the extraordinary story of the former Royal Ballet dancer whose exceptional talent was spotted by Yuri Fateyev, artistic director of the legendary St Petersburg company. The publication records Parish’s debut performances in key roles, including Albrecht, Romeo, Apollo, Siegfried and Aminta in St Petersburg. The new publication is a collaboration by Mike Dixon and Emma Kauldhar. Available from the ROH Shop, Paris Opera Boutique, Amazon or online at danceeurope.net/store

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STRAVINSKY TODAY - STUTTGART BALLET
Alicia Amatriain in Volpi's The Soldier's Tale GALLERY

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EMERGING DANCER 2015 _ ENB

Katja Khaniukova in Christopher Marney's Continuance. PHOTO GALLERY

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FOUR TEMPERAMENTS, UNTOUCHABLE, SONG OF THE EARTH
Steven McRae in Balanchine's Four Temperaments GALLERY

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YAGP STARS OF TODAY MEET THE STARS OF TOMORROW GALA 2015
Stars of Today Meet the Stars of Tomorrow Gala curtain call GALLERY

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