Results of the contest of choreographers

Prize I and Gold medal

Wen Xiaochao (China)

Zuniga Jimenez Eduardo Andres (Chili)

Prize II and Silver medal

Madan Nina (Russia)

Merkuriev Andrey (Russia)

Prize III and Bronze Medal

Liu Tingting (China)

Cheng Long (China)

Diploma and title of laureate

Riuntiu Alexander (Russia)

Radev Kirill (Russia)

Mogilev Alexander (Russia)


Women duet


Chebykina Ekaterina (Ukraine)

Womack Joy (USA)

III Prize

Terada Midori (Japan)

Ao Dingwen (China)

II Prize

Moraes Gomes Amanda (Brazil)

I Prize not awarded

Men Duet


Ksenofontov Nikita (Russia)

Lee Sangmin (South Korea)

Prize III

Wang Zhangfeng (China)

Prize II

Latypov Ernest (Russia)

Prize I

Okawa Koya (Japan)

Women Solo


Oshiro Mishio (Japan)

Sun Yimeng (China)

Prize III

Zainigabdinova Lilia (Russia)

Prize II not awarded

Prize I

Godunova Evelina (Latvia)

Men Solo


Nakyspekov Serik (Kazakhstan)

Liou Jiawen (China)

Prize III

Sydykov Marat (Kyrgyzstan)

Prize II

Ma Miaoyuan (China)

Przie I

Adamzhan Bakhtiyar (Kazakhstan)

Special prize for best partner

Timayev Mikhail


Girls duet

Prize I

Kokoreva Elizaveta (Russia)

Park, Seonmee (South Korea)

Prize II not awarded

Prize III

Klyavlina Ekaterina (Russia)


Iseki Elena (Japan)

Dos Santos Pinheiro Anne Jullieth (Brazil)

Boys duet

Prize I

Zakharov Denis (Russia)

Prize II not awarded

Prize III

Goncalves Caixeta Victor (Brazil)

Girls solo

Prize I

Beyer Elisabeth (USA)

Prize II

Li Siyi (China)

Lee Soobin (South Korea)

Prize III not awarded


Kulish Tetiana (Ukraine)

Hunter Lauren (USA)

De Freitas Galvao Carolyne (Brazil)

Lazareva Alesya (Russia)

Boys solo

Prize I

Chino Mark (Russia)

Prize II

Pugachev Igor (Russia)

Prize III

Cirulis Karlis (Latvia)


Marukyan Razmik (Armenia)

Aliev Aslan (Kyrgyzstan)

In this competition I saw a lot of talented young people, many amazing surprises... featuring himself, his work, each participant thus represented his country, the level of its culture. We all were interested to see what is happening in the world in the field of dance, what's new and significant.

Arnold Haskell, UK

The alarming tendency is that the contestants very often change the chorographical “texts”. This arises a strongest protest in me – I do not want to see the well-known choreography of a ballet masterpiece to be filled up with various “additions” which destroy its style and logic…Distortion of choreographer’s original texts is caused by the technical difficulties which make it hard to perform for the contestants. Then they make a “light version”. The situation is very irritating and requires certain amendments in the competition Regulations.

Charles Jude, France

... This is a great event and I am confident that even the performance on the most famous stages in the world will be a precious memory for all who participate in the competition, regardless of whether they will be among the first or not.

Arnold Haskell, UK

And what I would consider to be the most important – the Competition allows us to see that it is the individual style that is most valued in art

Alicia Alonso, Cuba

Since the very first competition in 1969 many things have changed. And if at that time the difference between the countries with long-standing traditions of classical dance and the counties which did not have any was very big, in the following years this gap has faded away. The popularity of ballet has grown up all around the world. And all the better, as I think it has become difficult to demonstrate you mastery, skills, - the professional requirements have been leveled up!

Olga Lepeshinskaya, USSR

Our Competition, giving a very difficult program, thus stimulates the progress of ballet.

Yuri Grigorovich, Russia
To affirm the basis of classical dance, constantly renewing it, enriching it with new lexis, new themes, new genres – that is what our common task is, that is what should reveal itself most brightly at the Competition.
Igor Moiseev, USSR
To success at the competition you need to have a great deal of personality, the strength… You need to be able to show that you love ballet and to perform even better than you actually can.
Loipa Araujo, Cuba
Ballet is not a sport, the combination of ballet movements should be expressive, meaningful, magical. Bazil and Jose should have the same brilliant technique, but by no means – the same expression.
Ben Stevenson, USA
At the International competition in Moscow I have seen a lot of what is really interesting, which I woul never see anywhere else. I love the art of classical dance and will never lay its precious heritage aside. But every time the epoch brings out something fresh, new. And you do not have to make the choice of “either…or” in art. That is fine which is perfect. This is life itself.
Agnes De Mille, USA