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Anyone know who the finalists are for YBDY following today's semi-final competition?

 

Edited to say, sorry I think I put this in the wrong place - it should have gone in 'What's happening' but I can't change it now :wacko:

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Anyone know who the finalists are for YBDY following today's semi-final competition?

 

Edited to say, sorry I think I put this in the wrong place - it should have gone in 'What's happening' but I can't change it now :wacko:

 

Don't think it is the wrong place. It is 'news' after all!

 

The finalists are (in the order in which they performed this afternoon):

 

Suzan Opperman Royal Ballet School

Georgia Ware Royal Ballet School

Mica Bradbury Royal Ballet School

Isabelle Brouwers English National Ballet School

Julia Roscoe Royal Ballet School

Estelle Bovay Royal Ballet School

Naomi Seaton Royal Ballet School

Thomas Edwards Central School of Ballet

Alexander Bird Royal Ballet School

Giorgio Garrett Royal Ballet School

Adam Russell-Jones English National Ballet School

Reece Clarke Royal Ballet School

James Stephens Royal Ballet School

Barnaby Rook Bishop Royal Ballet School

Kilian Smith Royal Ballet School

William Beagley Young Dancers Academy

 

It's great to see more than one school represented in the final.

 

The finalists are to be coached in the coming week by Laura Morera and Nehemiah Kish. Good luck to them all!

 

The final will take place in the Linbury next Saturday evening.

 

Edited to add that this afternoon's judges were Gary Avis, Deanne Bergsma and Zenaida Yanowsky

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Results of tonight's finals of the YBDY:

1st Prize: Reece Clarke

2nd Prize: Barnaby Rook Bishop

3rd Prize: James Stephens

 

Sibley Dowell Award for a promising student with potential: Suzan Opperman

 

Commendations: Geiorgio Garrett and Alexander Bird

 

The judges were: Tadeusz Matacz (chairman)

Gary Avis, Deanne Bergsma, Wayne Eagling, Kevin O'Hare, Ashley Page and Zenaida Yanowsky.

 

Leanne Benjamin and Jonathan Cope replaced the previously announced coaches for the finalists.

 

The Interlude Performance was given by the ABT Studio Company who are here at the moment as part of an exchange programme with the Royal Ballet School. They treated us to a charming performance of excerpts from Act III of Napoli.

 

In my opinion, the judges must have had a really difficult job this year as all competitors performed well and the overall standard was very high. Congratulations to them all!

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Thanks for posting Bluebird. Wow, seems very 'boy heavy' this year!

 

Overall, the boys were stronger than the girls this year. Some of the audience felt that there were one or two other girls who were good enough to figure amongst the prize winners but it was a really tough job for the judges as there was so much talent on show.

 

ps: apologies to Giorgio for the typo in his name in my original post. Unfortunately, I'm no longer able to edit it.

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Those wishing to know more about Aaron Smyth can check out his website. Born and trained in Austaralia he won the rarely awarded gold medal at the 2008 Genée competition held in Canada. A virtuoso replacement for Sergei perhaps?

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