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Juries

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Vladimir Malakhov
Former Director of the Staatsoper Berlin,
Former Principal Dancer at ABT

 

Born in Krivoy Rog, Ukraine. Vladimir Malakhov began ballet at the age of four and continued his training at Bolishoi Ballet School in Moscow at the age of ten. In 1986, He joined the Moscow Classical Ballet as the company's youngest principal dancer. He won several important awards: the Grand Prize, junior level at the International Ballet Competition in Varna (1986); the Gold Medal, senior level, and the Serge Lifar Prize at the Moscow International Ballet Competition (1989). In 1992, Malakhov joined the Vienna State Opera Ballet as a principal dancer and the National Ballet of Canada in 1994. In 1995, He had his debut with the American Ballet Theater at the Metropolitan Opera in New York City. Since that time, he has remained a principal dancer with ABT. In 2004, he became a director of the Staatsoper Berlin for 10 years. He has been an artistic adviser of The Tokyo Ballet.

 

 

 

Macher Szilárd
Head of the Hungarian Dance Academy

 

Mr Szilárd danced at Győr ballet school in Hungary for six years. He moved to Hungarian Dance Academy and graduated in 1995. From 1994, he became a dancer of Hungarian State Opera House, soon he succeeded in his career to become a principal. His major past works are wide range of works, for example, prince of The Nutcracker, Roth Bart Baron from Swan Lake and other classical pieces. In 2000, he is recognized as an honor private dancer of Hungarian State Opera House. Also he captured many awards for great dancer.
According to Mr Szilárd’s career, he is a hard worker. In1996, he specialized in pedagogy of Classic Ballet at Hungarian Dance Academy and graduated in 1998. Also in 2000, he specialized in theorist and graduated in 2003. After that, in 2004, he enter the University of "Department of Performing Art" and graduated in 2007. He continue to studying for himself to get doctoral program from 2011.
Since 1998, Mr Szilárd get involved in Hungarian Dance Academy and became an assistant teacher, a sub teacher, a teacher, an associate professor, a vice principal, and though all stages, now he is a principal of the school. He is a great principal and Professor György Szakály have every confidence in him.

 

 

 

Xiomara Reyes
Head of the Washington School of Ballet

 

Xiomara Reyes performed as a soloist and principal dancer with American Ballet Theatre for 14 years before retiring from the stage in 2015. She was born in Cuba, studied at Cuba’s National Ballet School and later joined the National Ballet of Cuba where she performed in the corps de ballet and as a soloist. She has also performed principal roles with the Joven Guardia de Cuba under the direction of Laura Alonso, and leading roles as a soloist with the Royal Ballet of Flanders in Belgium for seven years. In 2015, Reyes retired with the American Ballet Theatre in the title role of Giselle. She continued to perform as a Guest Artist in national and international performances. Ms. Reyes is also passionate about teaching and inspiring the new generation of dancers. Since 2013 she has been co-directing IBStage, a summer intensive in Barcelona, Spain which aims to connect renowned professionals of the dance field with young talented dancers. In 2015 she directed From Studio to Stage in Hartford where she staged Giselle and continues to give masterclasses all around the world.

 

 

 

Alen Bottaini
Artistic Director of Bottaini Merlo International Center of Arts

 

Born in Viareggio, Italia; Alen Bottaini started ballet at the age of 12 in Italy. At 15 he continues his studies in London, at The Royal Ballet Upper School for a year, and from there he goes to S. Petersburg, to the Vaganova Academy where after two years he graduates with honours. Later that year he completes his studies with an advanced course at the National Ballet School of Canada, in Toronto including the study of contemporary dance. During all this period, he also has the chance to study under the guidance of Madame Marika Besobrasova, at the prestigious Academie de Danse Princesse Grace in Monaco.
During his studies in Russia, Alen guests in Osaka where he dances: Solor in La Bayadere, the Joker in Swan Lake, Albrecht in II Act Giselle and Carnavale a Venezia. Alen dances, in several occasions, at the Kirov : Grand Pas Classique from Balanchine, the prince in Nutcracker from Agrippina Vaganova and the pas-de-deux from Le Corsaire and from Sleeping Beauty. After a tour to Greece and Japan, Alen is invited to dance at the Kirov and the Bolshoi at the galas in honour of Madame Natalja Dudinskaja.
In September 1993 he joins the Bayerisches Staatsballett in Munich, Germany; where only one year later he debuts as principal dancer as Colas in La Fille Mal Guardée from Sir Frederick Ashton and as Puck in John Neumeier’s Midsummer Nights Dream having the chance to prove his value in important ballet roles at an early age. Alen is formally promoted to soloist and principal dancer in 1997 and 1999 respectively.

 

 

 

Simon Kidd
Classical Ballet Director of Moorland Ballet Academy

 

Simon was born in Wembley, he began his training in Manchester at The Gwyneth Hare School of Dance and then The Royal Ballet School in Richmond Park. At secondary level Simon went to the Central School of Ballet in London under the direction of Christopher Gable and tutored by Murray Kilgour and Greg Horsman.
Simon performed with Adventures in Motion Picture, English National Ballet, The Royal Ballet, and Northern Ballet, where he danced several lead and titled roles including Romeo (Romeo and Juliet), Beast (Beauty and the Beast) and Puck (A Midsummer Night’s Dream). Whilst with Northern Ballet he performed and created works by many world renowned choreographers including David Nixon, Massimo Moricone, Cathy Marston, Didy Veldman and Nacho Duato. After passing all his teaching certificates with distinction Simon has taught extensively guest teaching for the IDTA the RAD and the ISTD. He has spent many years in employment by the United Kingdom’s leading vocational schools and been invited to teach many Company Classes around the Country.
As a founding Director of Moorland International Ballet Academy, Simon is proud to tutor and encourage future generations of Professional Ballet dancers and Performers.

 

 

 

Tatiana Stepanova
Artistic Director of Toronto International Ballet Theatre

 

Tatiana Stepanova completed her training at the world-renowned Bolshoi Ballet Academy in Moscow. Upon completion of her training, she returned to her native home in Odessa, where she was invited to perform as Principal Dancer for the Odessa State Ballet Company.
It was here that Stepanova was given the opportunity to dance the Principal Roles in an extensive classical, contemporary, and modern repertoire. Her combination of unique style, technique, and dramatic excellence led her to be invited to perform in the Gala performance honoring the almunae of Ballet Russes in New Orleans in 2000. This momentous reunion occasion was captured in a documentary film “Ballet Russes” released in 2005. Other film credits include Universal Pictures, the American Girl Film series (Girl of the Year: Isabelle Dances Into the Spotlight), Tatiana Stepanova, Ballet Choreographer.
Mme. Stepanova’s international travels involved performing in many countries throughout the world including, Japan, Italy, Malta, Finland, Hungary, Bulgaria, Taiwan, Romania, and many cities across North America.Mme. Stepanova’s worldwide reputation as Prima Ballerina has made her a legend in her own time. For her excellence in the performing arts, Mme Stepanova was awarded the honorary title of People’s Artist of Ukraine. This decoration was awarded to outstanding art performers of the Ukrainian SSR and later Ukraine, whose merits were exceptional in the sphere of development of the performing arts.
Master Teacher, and Choreographer, Mme. Stepanova was inspired by such great artists as, Galina Ulanova, Marina Semyonova, and Maya Plitsetsaya just to mention a few who shaped and enriched Mme. Stepanova’s knowledge of traditional Russian Ballet. Tatiana Stepanova brings with her this incredible wealth of International and North American experience to share with her students. She has taught both in teacher training courses and given Master Classes at a number of Colleges and Universities throughout the United States and Canada. Tatiana's students competed in the Youth American Grand Prix which resulted in receiving scholarships at numerous schools including Bolshoi Ballet Academy. Former student Shale Wagman got a full scholarship to Princess Grace Academy in Monaco and was the winner of Prix de Lausanne 2018, upon graduating he received a professional contract with The Royal Ballet.

 

 

 

Adachi Etsuko
Artistic Director of Tokyo City Ballet

 

Etsuko Adachi studied at the Matsuyama ballet school and danced as a principal dancer at the Matsuyama Ballet Company. In 1979, she is a bronze medalist at the 1st Jackson International Ballet Competition. On the same year, she went to Academy Princesse Grace in Monaco for 2 years and trained under Marika Bezobrazova. In 1986, she joined the Tokyo City Ballet Company as a principal dancer. Her repertoire includes principal roles in "Swan Lake", "Giselle", "Coppelia", "Esmeralda", "Midsummer Night's Dream". While dancing, she also found her talent in choreography, especially in opera pieces. She was selected by the Ministry of Cultural Affairs to train in the Berlin State Ballet in 2008. From April 2009 she became the artistic director of the Tokyo City Ballet Company and is working to develop ballet for young generations.

 

 

 

Wieslaw Dudek
Former principal dancer of the Staatsoper Berlin

 

Wieslaw Dudek was born in Ostrow Wielkopolski (Poland). He studied at State Ballet School Lodz. He was awarded “Best Student” in 1996, in the same year he joined the National Theater Warsaw. In the next year he joined the Great Theater Lodz. After 2 years, he was promoted to the principal dancer where he had opportunities to dance in various repertory pieces. In 2000 he moved to Ballet Stuttgart, in 2003 he was welcomed to Staatsballett Berlin as a soloist and promoted to principal dancer in 2005. His repertory includes classical ballet such as are Onegin, Romeo and Juliet, Swan Lake, Nutcracker, choreographies of G.Balanchine amongst otheres. In 2003, he announced his first choreography in Stuttgart called "Gute Fahrt" which showed his talent in choreography. In the same year, he got an official diploma as Ballet Teacher in Stuttgart. After that he started to teach in many places as in Stuttgart Ballet, Staatsballett Berlin, the Hungarian Dance Academy. In 2015 he was awarded his life contribution by Lodz city, Poland. Currently he is based in Japan with his wife Shoko Nakamura, teaching at K-Ballet Company, Tokyo City Ballet, YAGP etc.

 

 

 

Almazbek Shamyraliev
Former teacher of State Vaganova Ballet Academy
Founder of ARB-Tokyo

 

In 1989, he graduated from State Vaganova Ballet Academy. After graduation, he joined the Boris Eifman State Academic Ballet Theatre (St. Petersburg, Russia) and then, he became a principal ballet dancer and also a soloist. In 1990, he moved to State Academic Ballet Theatre named after Lysenko (Kharkov, Ukraine) as a principal dancer. His repertories were “Spartacus”, “Giselle”, “Swan Lake”, “Stepan Razin”, “The Wedding Cortege” and others.
He danced as a principal until 2007 at State Academic Ballet Theatre, “Choreographic Miniatures” (St. Petersburg, Russia), State Ballet Theatre under the direction of V. Mikhailoysky (St. Peterburg, Russia) and Moussorgsky State Academic Theatre of Opera and Ballet (St. Petersburg, Russia) as well. During his dancer’s carrier, he studied for become a teacher and got qualification of master degree in 2005. Between 2005 and 2008, he became a dean, a ballet teacher, and repetitor at State Vaganova Ballet School.
After he moved to Japan, he became a dean and repetitor at International Dance School (Tokyo, Japan) for 2 years. At the seminar that was held by professional ballet institute, he gave presentations about “Vaganova Met” and “the difference between man ballet teacher and woman ballet teacher”. In Tokyo Ballet Academy, he became a professor, a ballet master, and a choreographer between 2009 and 2014. In International Ballet High School, he taught to students as vice principal between 2014 and 2016. Now, he teaching actively and produced many exceptional ballet dancers to the world from Japan.

 

 

 

Negishi Masanobu
Former Soloist dancer of the New National Theater Tokyo,
Director of Tanz Studio M

 

Masanobu Negishi has danced as a soloist in numerous national and international companies such as Maki Asami Ballet Company, New National Theatre, Komische Oper Berlin, and Theater Dortmund. His repertoire is extensive, from pure classical ballet to more modern/contemporary works like ones of G.Balanchine, W.Forsythe, H.Van Manen, and N.Duato. Currently he is the director of Tanz Studio M, and mainly teaching classes at K-ballet. He is also invited in many national competitions as a judge.

 

 

 

※There can be some addition or changes in jury members.

 

Ballet Pianist
Koizumi Naomi

 

Naomi Koizumi is a famous ballet pianist in Japan. After graduated Tokyo College of Music, Naomi has played for numerous seminars with major ballet schools and ballet teachers. She also has been chosen to play for various national and international ballet competitions and auditions, such as Youth America Grand Prix (Japan and New York), Japan Grand Prix/Junior Ballet Competition. Also she is the director of Koizumi Music Studio. She was honored the best coaching award in Junior Piano Competition 2013 and the Glanzen Piano Concours.

 

 


 

Juries in previous competitions

 

György Szakály
Artistic Director of Hungarian Dance Academy

Tatiana Kozlova
Former dancer of Bolshoi Ballet

Sayat Asatryan
Director and producer of the Encinitas Ballet (CA)

 

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