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Prix de Lausanne 2020

by The Australian Ballet School |

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The Australian Ballet School congratulates Level 8 student Sophie Beaty for her incredible journey throughout the 2020 Prix de Lausanne. Her hard work and dedication saw her advance to the Finals of this competition that famously attracts some of the most outstanding young ballet dancers worldwide. 

Sophie travelled to Montreaux in Switzerland, accompanied by her mother Jeanne, The Australian Ballet School’s Director Lisa Pavane and Artistic Teacher Lynette Wills, to compete in the celebrated international competition. Performing a Classical variation titled The Awakening of Flora, Sophie was the only Australian female to make it to the Finals stage this year —an incredible achievement for both herself and The Australian Ballet School. 

The Australian Ballet School was thrilled to prepare and support Sophie throughout her amazing journey. It was a chance to learn, perform on stage and gain critical feedback from leaders in the international ballet community. More than that, Sophie was able to demonstrate her artistry and technique in front of an international audience, and a jury of world-renowned dance personalities. 

We congratulate Sophie on her Prix de Lausanne journey and thank all staff from The Australian Ballet School who supported her in the process. We look forward to witnessing Sophie’s career progression in the years to come. 

Created in 1973, the famous Prix de Lausanne is an international ballet competition for young dancers aged 15-18 years old. Its goal is to discover, promote and support the finest talents around the world. In 2020, about 377 candidates applied for the competition across 44 countries and only 84 young ballet dancers were selected to participate.

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