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Isaac Akiba (USA) – Boston Ballet (USA)

Carina Brown (USA) - Oregon Ballet Theatre

Kuei-Hsien Chu (Taiwan) – Ballet West

Jeffrey Cirio (USA) – Boston Ballet (USA)

Sasha De Sola (USA) – San Francisco Ballet (USA) - Soloist 

Natalia Domracheva (Ukraine) – Kiev Opera and Ballet (Ukraine) – Principal Dancer

Taras Domitro (Cuba) - San Francisco Ballet (USA) – Principal Dancer

Norton Fantinel (Brazil) – Washington Ballet (USA)

Andres Figueroa (Columbia) – Tulsa Ballet, OK

Diana Gomez (Columbia) – Tulsa Ballet, OK

Joseph Gatti (USA) – Corella Ballet (Spain) - Soloist

Whitney Jensen (USA) – Boston Ballet (USA)

Avetik Karapetyan (Armenia) – Royal Swedish Ballet (Sweden) - Soloist

Jordan-Elizabeth Long (USA) – Dutch National Ballet (Netherlands)

Ashley Brooke Lunn (USA) – Czech Republic Ballet (Czech Republic)

Thomas Mattingly (USA) – Ballet West

Kenya Nakamura (Japan) – Oregon Ballet Theatre

Minji Nam (Japan) - Royal Swedish Ballet (Sweden) - Soloist

Yuki Ogasawara (Japan) – Dresden Opera and Ballet (Germany)

Andrei Pisarev (Ukraine) - Russia

Grace-Anne Powers (USA) - La La La Human Steps (Montreal, Canada) - Soloist

JoAnna Schmidt (USA) - Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre



Katia Almayeva (USA) – Marina Almayeva School of Classical Ballet

Hannah Marie Bettes (USA) – Ballet Academy of Central Florida, Orlando FL

Carina Brown (USA) – Kirov Academy of Ballet in Washington DC (USA)

Hunter Finnegan (USA) – Ballet Academy of Central Florida, Orlando, FL

Miko Fogarty (UK) - Diablo Ballet Apprentice Program

Meredith Harrill (USA) – Kirov Academy of Ballet in Washington DC (USA)

Arielle Martin (USA) – Ballet Academy of Central Florida

Tatiana Masi (USA) – USA Ballet Academy

Jong-Suk Park (Korea) - Kirov Academy of Ballet in Washington DC (USA)

Kaitlyn Potts (USA) – Texas Ballet Theater

Emma Pressman (USA) – Harid Conservatory – Boca Raton, FL.

Brittany Ross (USA) – State Ballet of Delaware

Emily Slawski (USA) – Space Coast Ballet Academy

Hannah Wright (USA) – Julliard Dance Program, NYC

Nana Yamatani (Japan) – Kirov Academy of Ballet in Washington DC (USA)





Can solos used in the video audition be repeated in the rounds of the competition?
Yes, solos used in the video audition can be repeated in any round of the competition. However, ALL solos MUST be chosen from the WBC Classical Repertoire List updated for the specific competition year.

The WBC is neither liable nor responsible if your submitted solo is not on the list. It is solely your responsibility to ensure your Variation is on the list. Any questions regarding solos should be sent to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by calling the WBC at 1- 407.849.4669.


Can I use a performance video for the video audition?
Yes, but it must only feature the applicant(s) for the World Ballet Competition.


Should contemporary pieces be on pointe?

Contemporaries do not have to be on pointe. It is recommended to be in a contemporary and/or modern style to demonstrate the dancer's abilities outside of the classical ballet dance style.


Is there a performing time limit on stage?

Yes, please see the requirements listed in the Category you wish to participate in by clicking the "Categories" tab.



WBC Finals Important Dates


Monday, February 27: Competitor Video Audition Deadline

Monday, March 19: Competitor Registration Payment Deadline

Monday, March 26: International Job Fair - Director Registration Deadline

Monday, April 9: Competitor Registration Packet Deadline

Monday, April 23: International Job Fair - Dancer Audition Deadline

2012 EVENTS:

Tuesday, May 29 - Saturday, June 2:  Daily Rounds of World Ballet Competition Finals

Tuesday, May 29 -Saturday, June 2: Master Class Workshop

Saturday, June 2: International Job Fair

Sunday, June 3: Award Ceremony

Sunday, June 3: All Stars of Dance

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