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Welcome to the W.B.A.C. Grand Prix 2020
The W.B.A.C. GRAND PRIX – WORLD BALLET ART COMPETITION is a Premier International Ballet Competition and one of the most prestigious cultural events. It aims to promote the art of ballet dancing, connect young dancers from different cultural backgrounds, give potential stars of the future their chance to shine and to expand professional opportunities, provide scholarships, medals, prizes, and most important to give an unforgettable educational experience.



Congratulations! We would like to thank all of our participants, volunteers, parents, teachers, dance professionals, judges, friends, and supporters of ballet for making this competition possible in this difficult time. We would also like to express our deepest appreciation to all of our ballet friends for helping us organize our competition W.B.A.C. GRAND PRIX LIVE STREAM! Congratulations to all. Best wishes to all and Thank you.

 

VIDEO 1 AWARD CEREMONY
VIDEO 2 AWARD CEREMONY
VIDEO 3 AWARD CEREMONY
VIDEO 4 AWARD CEREMONY

FINALS INFORMATION 2020

COMPETITION SCHEDULE

SCHEDULE page

Finals-Schedule A (Asia/Europe) PDF

Finals-Schedule B (USA/Canada) PDF

Attention:
“Zoom” Link to the competition is free for all parents and teachers, will be sending it to schools e-mail.


Masterclasses:

Registration for non-competing dancers.
All competition participants is Free.

November 21-22, 2020





MASTERCLASSES SCHEDULE

November 21, 2020

Classical Vera Timashova, Canada’s National Ballet School teacher
Time – 21:00 pm – 22:00 pm Eastern Zone ( New York time)
ContemporaryTyler Angell, W.B.A.C. Grand Prix Teacher/Choreographer
Time 22:00 pm – 23-oo pm Eastern Zone ( New York time)


November 22, 2020

Classical – Xander Parish, Mariinsky Ballet St.Petersburg /Royal Ballet in Covent Garden
Time – 13:00 pm – 14:00 pm Eastern Zone ( New York time)
ContemporaryTyler Angell, W.B.A.C. Grand Prix Teacher/Choreographer
Time 14:00 pm – 15-oo pm Eastern Zone ( New York time)

Live Stream Master Classes 2020


Tan Yaling

Founder and Principal of the Cheng Ballet Academy.
The executive director of Youth Ballet Company.
Graduated from the National Taiwan University of Arts.
Received the “Honourable Young Star Ballet Dancer” Award from 
National Theatre of Taiwan Won the “Best Dancer” award from ICRT Foundation.
Received full scholarship for training at The Atlanta Ballet and 
 joined the Atlanta Ballet.
Former principal dancer from and the Contemporaneous Ballet de Caracas in Venezuela.
Invited to dance at the 14th International Ballet Festival of Havana in Cuba 
Worked with Singapore Dance Theatre.
Japan Ballet Competition received the “Best Coaching Award”.
NBA Ballet Competition received the “Special Teaching Award”.
Best Coaching Award from W.B.A.C. Grand Prix.

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Xander Parish

The Mariinsky Ballet St. Petersburg 

The Royal Ballet in Covent Garden

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Xander was born in East Yorkshire, England & began dancing in Kingston upon Hull at the age of 8. When he was 11 he joined the Royal Ballet School in London where he trained until his graduation upon which he joined The Royal Ballet in Covent Garden. In 2009, Xander was invited to join The Mariinsky Ballet by its ballet director Yuri Fateyev and moved to St. Petersburg to join the company in January 2010 as its first and only British dancer. Xander was made a Principal in July 2017.

His awards include the Positano Premia La Danza Léonide Massine Emerging Dancer on the International Scene Award 2014, Best Young Male Dancer at the 1st Taglioni European Ballet Awards in Berlin 2014, and Outstanding Male Performance (Classical) for Apollo at the UK’s Critics Circle National Dance Awards 2014. He was awarded an OBE in the Queen’s New Year’s Honours list for services to ballet and UK-Russia Cultural Relations in January 2019.

Xander has been a guest artist with the Kremlin Ballet and the Stanislavsky Ballet in Moscow, English National Ballet, the ballet company of the Opera National Bucharest, and American Ballet Theatre as an ABT Exchange Artist.

Xander is generously supported by The Mariinsky Theatre Trust UK.

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Tyler Angell

Tyler Angell is an emerging dance artist and choreographer in Toronto. He began his dance training in his hometown of Kitchener,

Ontario, where he trained in multiple disciplines of dance under the direction of Margo Hartley.
Tyler relocated to Toronto in 2013 to continue his post-secondary training with The School Of Cadence Ballet.

He performed professionally with Cadence Progressive Contemporary Company, dancing in commissioned work for Dance Ontario,

and in multiple shows a year including Dance Made In Canada, City Connect, and The Nutcracker.
Other credits include work with: Trip The Light Fantastic, Alysa Pires Dance Projects,

Little Pear Garden, Wondersee Entertainment, Nostos Collectives, Louis Laberge-Cotê,
The Parahumans, and Jeff Dimitriou.
Tyler’s award winning choreography has been presented on companies throughout Canada.
He has created professional work for The School Of Cadence Ballet, Cadence Progressive Contemporary Company,
Nostos Collectives, The Parahumans, New Blue Dance Festival, and Halifax Dance Youth Company.
Tyler had the amazing opportunity to choreograph for the W.B.A.C. Grand Prix International Ballet Competition  in 2017 – 2019
and is very excited to be back again this year as Master Teacher.


Vera Timashova

Canada’s National Ballet School

Born in Russia, Vera Timashova received her ballet training at the Novosibirsk State School of Ballet.
Having completed her studies with distinction, Timashova joined the Ballet Company of Novosibirsk State Academic Opera and Ballet Theatre as a soloist in 1974. She danced with the company for 3 years and had her first debut as the leading role in Carmen Suite, which was created especially for her.
In 1977, Timashova was invited to join the Moscow Classical Ballet Company (today the State Academic Theatre of Classical Ballet led by Natalia Kasatkina and Vladimir Vasiliyov) where she quickly became a Principle Dancer. Her repertoire included most of the major classical roles in Swan Lake, The Sleeping Beauty, Don Quixote, Romeo and Juliet, Giselle, The Nutcracker, and Cinderella. She also played the leading roles in numerous contemporary ballets. Timashova also partnered with young V. Malakhov in his several debuts with this company.

A key part of Timashova’s repertoire was the principal roles she played in Nathalie, ou La Laitiere Suisse in production by Pierre Lacotte after Filippo Taglioni, El Guije by Alberto Alonso (both created for the Moscow Classical Ballet,); L’Arlsienne by Roland Petit; and Les Vainqueurs by Maurice Bejart.
In her celebrated 26-year career, Vera Timashova has been a guest performer with various concert groups traveling throughout the world and Russia and has danced on many prestigious stages including the Bolshoi and Mariinsky Theatres. Timashova is the recipient of several prestigious government awards that include the honorary title of “Distinguished Artist of Russia,” which she received in 1983.

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Semi-Finals, SCHEDULE


November 1, 2020 (this location competition is over)
Eastern Asia ( ALL ZONE)
An Individual competition time schedule and link to the ZOOM program will be sent to each e-mail.
SCHEDULE:

Congratulations! Well done!!



November 1, 2020 ( this location competition is over)
Central Asia/Europe
An Individual competition time schedule and link to the ZOOM program will be sent to each e-mail.
SCHEDULE:



November 7-8, 2020 in  (this location competition is over)
Pacific/Mountain Standard Time (USA/Canada)
An Individual competition time schedule and link to the ZOOM program will be sent to each e-mail.
SCHEDULE:



November 14-15, 2020 –  (this location competition is over)
Eastern/Central Standard Time (USA/Canada)
An Individual competition time schedule and link to the ZOOM program will be sent to each e-mail.
SCHEDULE:



 

                      Information

At W.B.A.C. Grand Prix, the health and safety of our community including the world-is our first priority. We are closely monitoring
the COVID-19 situation in the world, and consulting with the appropriate public health agencies including the World Health Organization(WHO).
Please continue to monitor this page for any updates or advisories, and also reference the trusted resources listed below.
RESOURCES
We encourage all participants to continue to consult the following trusted online resources:
The Public Health Agency of Canada’s Website
The World Health Organization’s Website
Guide: preventing and addressing the social stigma associated with COVID-19<

 JUDGES
The international judging panel will be score by watching live webcasts.
 CERTIFICATES / AWARDS / CASH PRICE
The results of the competition will be posted on the website wbac-grandprix.com
for 48 hours after the competition.
Certificates and awards will be sent by e-mail.
The Semi-Final and Finals winners will be receiving Cash Prices.
REGISTRATION
All participant’s registration in the competition the same way as before (go link: https://wbac-grandprix.com/online-registration/)
Please choose the city and we will add you to the correct time zone.
Information about time zones you can find below or on the schedule page:
An Individual competition time schedule will be sent to each school and participant’s e-mail.
ANNOUNCEMENT
All participants must use the costume and makeup during competition.
Make sure you have enough time for warm-up/costume and makeup
We will use the “ZOOM” program during the competition. (You will be receiving the link to easy entry into the competition)
The music file must be ready and prepare to play in the studio.
Please make sure you have the internet and devices to run smoothly the competition.
Each school after the competition may have live stream comments, from the judges.
Please provide feedback on future competition use.



Our Testimonials

Kokoa Okubo (ClassicalGroup C 1st Place Award _
今回、このような素晴らしい賞をいただけて本当に嬉しく思います。
WBACコンクールは2回目の参加で、前回は賞に入らず悔しい思いをしました。この一年は(リベンジーするぞ)という気持ちで頑張ってきました。だから今回の一位は涙が出るほど嬉しかったです。他にパドドゥ部門にもエントリーしました。パドドゥでは細かな表情など、どうすればよくなるんだろうと、本番ギリギリまでビデオを見ながら練習しました。本番はコンクールという意識より本当に心からパドドゥを楽しんで踊れました。支えてくれたパートナーにも感謝の気持ちでいっぱいです。また、表彰式で踊るというコンクールは、あんまり見かけたことがないので、とっても楽しかったです。このWBACを通してバレエのことをもっと好きになりました。心より感謝します。いつも楽しいレッスンを指導してくださる先生方やサポートしてしれくれている家族や友達に感謝します。
これからもこの気持ちを忘れずに気を抜かず頑張りたいです。

Japan 19Kokoa Okubo (ClassicalGroup C 1st Place Award _

Anna won 1st Place Contemporary and 2nd Place Classical at the WBAC Grand Prix International Ballet Competition advancing to finals! We are so happy for Anna who deserves this for all her hard work in classes!!Thank you.

Anna Turkington.Cadence

I had great fun competing at The World Art Ballet Competition – Grand Prix 2014-2015. I enjoyed meeting the other dancers who were all very nice. Of all the competitions I have been in I felt the feedback after finals from the judges was the most helpful I have ever received. It was an honor to dance in the Gala with stars from ABT, NYCB and Eifman Ballet. The best part of the competition for me was winning the summer scholarship to the Rosella Hightower School in Cannes, France. All the teachers were amazing at Rosella Hightower! I feel I improved my ballet technique and had great exposure to contemporary and jazz dance. It was one of the best summer intensives I ever attended and hope to go back next summer.

Julia Anne ConwayCompetitor

塩見 苺菜(Mana Shiomi)Classic Group B 1st Place Award WBACの審査員の先生、事務局の皆様 このたびはお世話になりました。 私はこのコンクールで1位を頂けたこと、スカラシップを頂けたこと、とても嬉しく思います! このコンクールに出場させていただき、色々なことを学びました。 1日目のワークショップでは、ロシア人の先生に教えていただきました。 すごく綺麗な先生で見とれてしまうほどでした。 体のラインや動きがとても美しくて、私もあんなふうになれたらいいな、と思いました! 真近で教わることができ、とてもいい経験ができました。 2日目の舞台審査では、やっぱり緊張していましたが、お客様に楽しんでいただけるように意識して踊りました。 とても楽しかったです。 この2日間で私にはたくさんの課題があることを改めて知りました。 これからも日々のレッスンを大切に、もっともっと大きな人間になれるよう頑張ります!! ありがとうございました。

Japan 19塩見 苺菜(Mana Shiomi)Classic Group B 1st Place Award

Our Testimonials

Abbey enjoyed her experience at World Ballet Art Competition – Grand Prix 2014-2015. Participating in the ‘Dance Planet – Gala’ at the end was such a highlight. For aspiring dancers it is extremely motivating and inspiring to be in the company of some of the best professional dancers of today. Participating at the WBAC helped build Abbey’s confidence as a dancer and solidify her desire to try to pursue ballet as a profession.

Daynia MarrisonMother of Abbey Marrison

Group B Osuke Ide 2018
It is a big honor for me to have a wonderful scholarship for Canada’s National Ballet School this time.
I was able to get closer to the goal of studying abroad and learning abroad.
I would like to take advantage of this opportunity and I will do my best.
Thank you very much for everyone at the WBAC Japan Semifinal Secretariat, the judges and the teachers who instructed us.

Ide Ousuke(mother)B boys 1st price
この度は、素晴らしい賞をいただきありがとうございました。本人も「このチャンスを将来に生かしたい」ととても、喜んでおります。そして私達親も、途中で諦めずに彼をサポートしてきて本当に良かったと思っています。
これからも、全ての未来あるお子様に、WBACのような素晴らしいコンクールの機会とチャンスを与えて欲しいと思っています。
本当に感謝の気持ちでいっぱいです。
ありがとうございました。
井出 真名美
 

Ide OusukeJapan

My daughter Julia enjoyed competing in the World Arts Ballet Competition- Grand Prix 2014-2015. I found the competition well run and organized. Even though the level of the competitors was strong the environment was friendly and positive. The competition staff and judges did a great job creating an atmosphere in which each competitor could feel valued and at ease. Julia was awarded a summer scholarship from the Rosella Hightower School in Cannes, France, which she attended in June 2015. Both the ballet and contemporary dance training at Rosella Hightower was outstanding!

Elizabeth ConwayMother of Julia Anne Conway

We are so excited to be heading to @wbac_grandprix finals today!! Tomorrow will be a big day as our students compete with dancers from across the world!! We couldn’t be more proud of all the hard work leading up to this and we are so excited to see them hit the stage!! Merde beauties!!! ? @schoolofcadenceballet @scb_dancers @wbac_grandprix #schoolofcadenceballet #wbacgrandprix #wbacgrandprix2016 #wbacgrandprixfinals

CadenceThe School of Cadence Ballet


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