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Winners of World Ballet Competition OPEN 2013 (Romania)

Congratulations to the winners of the 2nd World Ballet Competition OPEN held in Sibiu, Romania from March 21-24, 2013!

WBC OPEN Excellence Award

Introductory Category

$250 - Cosmin Marinescu, Romania #104

$250 - Irina Georgiana Tarau, Romania #109

$250 - Amyra Cristina Badro, Romania #107

Professional & Pas de Deux Category

$750 – Takahiro Tsubo #406/502

Professional & Pas de Deux Category

$750 – Risa Mochizuki, Japan #407/502

Pre-Professional Category

$750 – Leanne Fromm, USA #317 


Introductory Category:

Bronze – Maria Ruxandra Bodea, Romania #1101 (Contemporary)

Bronze – Robert Andrei Nae, Romania #113 (Classical)

Bronze – Amyra Cristina Badro, Romania #107 (Classical)

Silver – Cosmin Marinescu, Romania #104 (Classical)

Silver – Irina Georgiana Tarau, Romania #109 (Classical)


Pre-Professional Category:

Bronze – Ioana Diana Gal, Romania #3091 (Contemporary)

Bronze – Francesca Maria Baciu, Romania #3061 (Contemporary)

Bronze – Alexandra Funieru, Romania #305 (Classical)

Silver - Andrei Teodor Iliescu, Romania #311 (Classical)

Gold – Leanne Fromm, USA, #317/3171 (Classical & Contemporary)


Professional Category:

Bronze – Hye Zu Go, South Korea #402 (Classical)

Bronze – Satomi Netsu, Japan #405 (Classical)

Silver – Takahiro Tsubo, Japan #406 (Classical)

Silver – Mircea Munteanu, Romania #403 (Classical)

Silver – Risa Mochizuki, Japan #407 (Classical)


Pas de Deux Category:

Silver – Risa Mochizuki and Takahiro Tsubo, Japan #502


Ensemble Category:

No Awards Given


Special Awards:

Popularity Award – “What a Feeling”, Ensemble from La Sylphide Studio Dans in Romania #604

Choreography Award – Cecilia Saracco and Paolo Mereu for “Till the Last Drop” (performed by Cecilia Saracco, Italy #3011)

Choreography Special Mention – Constantin Enache, Romania #4081

Teacher Award – Lorelei Bari and Ana Caraianopol (for Competitor #104, Cosmin Marinescu)

Teacher Award – Gabriela Dumitrescu (for Competitor #107, Amyra Cristina Badro)

Teacher Award – Doina Craciun (for Competitor #109, Irina Georgiana Tarau)


Competitors who qualify for the World Ballet Competition 2013 in Orlando, Florida, USA:

Cosmin Marinescu, Romania #104 (Individual)

Irina Georgiana Tarau, Romania #109 (Individual)

Amyra Cristina Badro, Romania #107 (Individual)

Andrei Teodor Iliescu, Romania #311 (Individual)

Leanne Fromm, USA #317 (Individual)

Takahiro Tsubo, Japan #502 (Pas de Deux)

Risa Mochizuki, Japan #502 (Pas de Deux)


Competitors who qualified to compete for the WBC OPEN Excellence Award on March 23:

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Competitors who were featured in the WBC OPEN's Gala of the Stars on March 24:
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