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NEW YORK, NY(SMI-WOMEN-ENTERTAINMENT-ARTS-APRIL 18-24, 2023)-The Valentina Kozlova International Ballet competition concluded its 4-day annual 2023 edition in fashionable style this Friday's evening (April 21,) announcing and awarding the winners of the classical and contemporary competitions during a post-gala finale medal award ceremony at the Kaye Playhouse Theater, Manhattan, NYC.
The VKIBC founded by the former ballerina from Russia Valentina Kozlova, it's known for attracting ballet dancers from around the world, and where selected qualified contestants are invited to compete for medals, scholarships, contracts and prizes annually.
The ballet competition is divided in two sections:
The Classical ranges from ages (9-26) and 5 divisions (Pre Youth ), Youth , Student, Junior & Senior.
The Contemporary also is divided in 5-Divisions: Solo, Solo Division II, Solo Division III, Duet Division & Ensemble (no age requirement).
In addition to the ballet divisions and dancers, the competition brings a line-up of reputable judges with extensive expertise in the field of ballet and score the contestants based on their talent and abilities, and not persuaded on school status, teacher or coach.
2023 Classical Jurors/Judges:Nina Ananiashvili(Georgia), Maurice Brandon Curry(USA),
Jean-Hugues Feray(France), Chan Hon Goh (Canada), Gladisa Guadalupe(USA), Sun Hee Kim (South-America), Brooklyn Mack(USA), Rio Mitani(Japan), Christopher Moore(England),
Mikko Nissinen(USA), Bradley Shelver(USA), Adam Sklute(USA), Sergie Soloviev(France),
Clotilde Vayer(France), Sabir Yapparov(USA), & Michael Zubkov.
2023 Contemporary Jurors/Judges: Mi Sook Jeon (South-Korea), Virginie Mecene (USA), Steven Melendez(USA), Melanie Person( USA), & Ricardo Scheir(Brazil).
2023 Classical Competition Medal Winners:
Enora Robyn, Belgium
Stella Rodigari, Belgium
Lalie Archambeau, Belgium
Silver: Loane Mahieu, Belgium
Gold: Gabriela Caldeira, Brazil
Bronze: Bianca Negrin, Brazil
Silver: Mariana Da Rosa, Brazil
Gold: Kiara Gouveia Fiorante, Brazil
Gold: Henzo Pietro Ferreira, Brazil
Liselotte Van Doorn, Aruba
Sadie Weintraub, Ireland
Silver: Beatriz Silva, Brazil
Gold: Luisa Lisboa, Brazil
Silver: Pietro Leopoldino, Brazil
Juliana Bryk, USA
Grace Bianchin, Canada
Silver: Seo Jisu, South Korea
Rimi Nakano, Japan
Kim Joheun, South Korea
Bronze: Jung Eunjun, South Korea
Silver: Jung Sungwook, South Korea
David Rocha, Brazil
Aidan Buss, Great Britain