The Budapest Ballet Grand Prix is open to young dancers from all over the world, of the age group of 15-24 years, who are highly talented and consider dance art as their career in different age groups. Competitors from professional schools and ensembles are invited to compete in three age groups in classical ballet and modern dance, both solo and pas de deux.
Age: 15 -24
Application deadline: June 30, 2023
Application fee: EUR 99 per person
For application rules and technical requirements please visit: https://bbgp.eu/competition/rules/
Budapest Ballet Grand Prix, the BBGP, which will be first held on November 20-24, 2023 is the new ambitious project launched by the Hungarian University of Dance Arts, the leading player in the Hungarian professional dance training, together with the National Dance Theatre and the Palace of Arts with the aims to become a well-known and recognized Ballet Competition in Central Europe and promote Hungarian ballet and dance art internationally.
The organization of the competition is a test and an outlook on the international dance scene for young dancers, it creates scholarships and career opportunities for the most outstanding dancers, and it can convey the values and results of Hungarian culture, Hungarian dance art and dance education to the world.
Taking into account the serious standards, the organizing committee of the event will do everything possible to ensure that the November opening will meet the highest expectations and standards.
The qualifying rounds will be hosted by the Hungarian National Dance Theatre while the gala will take place at the Palace of Arts.
The jury and video selection jury of the Budapest Ballet Grand Prix 2023 consists of internationally recognized dance artists, choreographers and ensemble directors. The jury is presided over by World star Manuel Legris, ethoile of the Paris Opera Ballet, former director of the Staatsoper in Vienna and current Ballet director of La Scala in Milan. The competition is chaired by Marta Fodorne Molnar, rector of the Hungarian University of Dance Arts, and co-chaired by Janos Kiss, President of the foundation for the Hungarian University of Dance Arts.
The Budapest Ballet Grand Prix is open to young dancers from all over the world, of the age group of 15-24 years, who are highly talented and consider dance art as their career in different age groups. Competitors of professional schools and ensembles can show their skills in three age groups in classical ballet and modern dance categories, both solo and pas de deux:
Category I (junior a) – 15-17 years old,
Jupp II. category (junior B) – 17-19 year olds,
Jupp III. category (senior A) – 19-24 year olds.
The aim of the competition is to discover, promote and support outstanding dancers in their career development through competition awards, scholarships, and international contract offers.
BBGP participants will receive money prizes, gold, silver and bronze medals, diplomas and trophies. Money prizes will be awarded by the jury to the most outstanding participants: the main prize of the competition in every age group is EUR 5,000; the second prize is EUR 3,500, while the third prize is EUR 2,000. In addition to the podiums, special prizes will be awarded: “scholarship of the Hungarian University of Dance”, “prize for the best Hungarian competitor”, “Audience Award” and scholarships and contracts will be offered by the jury members.
Patron of the event Her Excellency Katalin Novak, President of Hungary