The Christchurch Ballet Society is proud to present the South Island Ballet Award.
The award provides a pathway for South Island dancers to further their training towards a career as a professional dancer. Previous prize winners have gone on to secure positions with professional ballet companies throughout the world.
This event is aimed at aspiring young dancers from 11-19 years, judged by a panel of internationally recognized adjudicators. Competitors take part in a Technical class and a preliminary round consisting of a Set Variation solo and a contrasting Own choice solo, then semi-finalists are selected to dance again. From here finalists are chosen to dance in the Final Gala which will also include some special guest performers.
The total prize money (in excess of $12,000) is intended to be used towards further studies in classical dance.
This supports our aim of assisting, encouraging and developing the art of dance.