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Genée International Ballet Competition 2010

By Jacqueline Hansen
  • Finalists with judges and faculty / Photo by Elliott Franks

November 21st in London marked an annual event for the Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) called the Genée International Ballet Competition 2010. Eighteen-year-old Canadian Donald Thom was one of twelve dancers to compete in the final round of the competition, and the only one from Canada. There were no gold medals awarded this year; however, silver medals went to two British dancers, Francesca Hayward for the females and Sean Bates for the males. Hayward also won the Audience Choice Award. Bronze medals were awarded to Lachlan Monaghan from Australia and Orazio Di Bella from Italy.

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