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Compete at WBC OPEN 2014 in Romania

Register here for the 3rd WBC OPEN to be hosted in Sibiu, Romania from March 20-23, 2014.

Leanne Fromm medres

Pictured: Leanne Fromm (USA), Winner of the 2013 WBC OPEN Excellence Award in the Pre-Professional Category. Photo by: Ovidiu Matiu

The World Ballet Competition has announced the return of WBC OPEN to Sibiu, Romania for its 3rd annual edition to be hosted from March 20-23, 2014.

Dancers, ages 9-26, are eligible to compete in various dance styles including ballet, jazz, modern, and neoclassical. Competitors have the opportunity to win a large cash prize of $3,000 US Dollars (may be split according to Jury decision) and may be eligible to advance to the WBC USA held in Orlando, FloridaCompetition enrollment for dancers is accepted on a first come, first serve basis. Enroll early to ensure your spot! For registration forms and/or competiiton regulations, please click here or call +40 269 22 96 27.

As the oldest city in Romania, Sibiu offers historic landmarks, rich culture, and a pedestrian-friendly city layout; offering a picturesque partnership to host the World Ballet Competition OPEN. Vasile Petrutiu, Founder of the World Ballet Competition and also a native Romanian who grew up in Cluj says "We are pleased to once again host the WBC OPEN in Sibiu. The city has been very welcoming to our participants and gave us great compliments on our previous events. We are excited to bring back more talented competitors to the city!"

Last year’s WBC OPEN included dancers of Serbia, Italy, Moldova, Romania, Greece, South Korea, and the United States of America. The top prize, the “WBC Excellence Award” and $3,000 US Dollars was divided amongst six dancers: Amyra Cristina Badro (Romania), Leanne Fromm (USA), Cosmin Marinescu (Romania), Risa Mochizuki (Japan), Irina Georgiana Tarau (Romania), and Takahiro Tsubo (Japan). Those six dancers also won invitations to advance the World Ballet Competition’s world finals in Orlando, Florida, USA. An established jury of eight members included Luba Gulyaeva, a colleague of Mikhail Baryshnikov; Elisabetta Hertel of Accademia Internazionale Coreutica in Italy, and Cosmin Marculetiu of Festival Ballet Theatre in the USA.

About the World Ballet Competition: The World Ballet Competition has become known as one of the most popular international dance competitions with an emphasis on fairness and technology via its Olympics like computerized scoring system. Each year, the annual world finals are held in Orlando, Florida, USA. The new regional format “WBC OPEN” will enable dancers to compete in “their own backyard” and is set for expansion with more cities to be added in the near future.

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