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The 13th Annual Edition of the World Ballet Competition's Finals will be held April 22-27, 2019 at The Orange County Convention Center's Linda Chapin Theater in Orlando, Florida, USA. Drawing participants representing more than twenty countries and twenty U.S. states, the seven day international event is the final step for 275 dancers competing for scholarships, cash prizes, job offers, and dance apparel totaling $300,000. In addition to evening competition rounds open to the public; a five day Master Class Workshop and International Job Fair is also held.


All competition rounds will be broadcast LIVE on the internet.

Link to watch FREE Broadcast: https://livestream.com/worldballetcompetition

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Monday, April 22, 2019
1:30-6:50pm: Pre-Professional Category (ages 14-16)
Round One, Classical Solo 1 and Contemporary Solo (Eliminating Round)

Tuesday, April 23, 2019
12:50-4:50pm: Professional Category (ages 17-24) 
Round One, Classical Solo 1 and Contemporary Solo (Eliminating Round)

Wednesday, April 24, 2019
12:45-3:30pm: Preparatory Category (ages 12-13)
Round One, Classical Solo 1 and Contemporary Solo (Eliminating Round)
4:00-5:15pm: Pre-Professional Category (ages 14-16)
Round Two, Classical Solo 2 (Eliminating Round)

Thursday, April 25, 2019
1:00-2:50pm: Introductory Category (ages 9-11)
One Round, Classical Solo 1 & 2 (Final Round)
3:10-3:55pm: Preparatory Category (ages 12-13)
Round Two, 2nd Ballet Solo (Final Round)
4:25-5:20pm: Professional Category
Round Two, Classical Solo 2 (Eliminating Round)

Friday, April 26, 2019
9:00am: International Job Fair (closed from Public Viewing)
2:40-5:45pm: Pre-Professional (age 14-16) and Professional (age 17-24)
Round Three, Classical 3 & Classical 4 (Final Round)
6:15-7:25pm: Ensemble Category

Saturday, April 27, 2019
5:00pm: Award Ceremony (​open to the public, free of charge)
7:30pm: All Star Performance Finale (Not Broadcast Online)
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More About the World Ballet Competition:Since its launch in 2007 by Vasile Petrutiu, the World Ballet Competition has quickly become one of the most popular international ballet competitions because its use of technology, strict adherence to rules and fairness. These elements include 1) a computerized scoring system that immediately posts scores to the audience; 2) all competitor's names/school affiliations are kept secret until the competition concludes; 3) the entire competition is broadcast worldwide live on the internet. Past competitors have been hired by today’s most prominent dance companies including San Francisco Ballet, Boston Ballet, Royal Swedish Ballet, Kiev Opera and Ballet, Washington Ballet, Ballet West, Tulsa Ballet, Dresden Opera and Ballet, and Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre among many others.

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