On January 28, 2022 Pointe Magazine Published
Meet the 14 Americans Headed to the 2022 Prix de Lausanne
Begin your ballet countdown! The 2022 Prix de Lausanne starts on Monday, January 31. After last year’s competition took place completely online, the event is now headed back to Switzerland. The Prix will be livestreamed on ARTE Concert’s channels and replays will then be available on YouTube.
Last October, the competition’s jury reviewed video submissions from 376 applications in 39 different countries—next week, 73 selected candidates will spend the week in classes, in coaching sessions and, of course, performing onstage.
Get to know the 14 U.S. dancers in attendance below:
Micah Levine, 15
School: Ballet Central New Jersey in Hamilton Township, NJ
Solos: Franz variation, from Coppélia, and Furia Corporis, by Mauro Bigonzetti
“I enjoy putting in the extra time and effort to perfect every aspect of my training,” says Levine. While he’s looking forward to the performing opportunities at the competition, he’s equally excited to meet the coaches and students and take time to explore a new country.