Join us here at 4dancers over the next few weeks for a closer look at some of the people involved with the USA International Ballet Competition.
We’ll be talking with a competitor 2010 as well as others. If you have not yet heard of this wonderful event…take a closer look…
In this two-week, “olympic-style” competition; tomorrow’s stars vie for gold, silver and bronze medals; cash awards; company contracts; and scholarships. The event is designated as the official international ballet competition in the United States by a Joint Resolution of Congress. Presented under the auspices of the International Dance Committee, International Theatre Institute of UNESCO, the USA IBC is held every four years in Jackson, Miss., in the tradition of sister competitions in Varna, Bulgaria, and Moscow, Russia.
Professional and amateur dancers of all nationalities compete in two divisions: Junior Division (ages 15-18) and the Senior Division (ages 19-26).
Check back for the first interview this week with 2010 competitor, Elisa Toro Franky.