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Winners of the WBC OPEN Romania 2015

Congratulations to the winners of the World Ballet Competition OPEN Romania 2015 held from March 19-22!

Winners of the Introductory Category (ages 8-11):

Contemporary Solo

Not Awarded

Classical Solo

Bronze Medal, Diana Alexandra Nitu Niculae (Romania), Competitor #100

Bronze Medal, Carla Ioana Ana-Maria Popescu (Romania), Competitor #102

Bronze Medal, Andreea Iuliana Tarus (Romania), Competitor #106

Silver Medal, Luca Dobos (Romania), Competitor #104

Winners of the Preparatory Category (age 12-13):

Contemporary Solo

Special Mention, Mara Antonia Tudose (Romania), Competitor #222

Bronze Medal, Andrei Fabian Raschitor (Romania), Competitor #216

Silver Medal, Darius Gramada (Romania), Competitor #215

Classical Solo

Special Mention, Andrei Fabian Raschitor (Romania), Competitor #216

Bronze Medal, Mihaela-Octavia Cristea (Romania), Competitor #208

Bronze Medal, Darius Gramada (Romania), Competitor #215

Silver Medal - Andreea Diana Dumitru (Romania), Competitor #220

Silver Medal - Stefanija Gashtarska (Macedonia), Competitor #214

Winners of the Pre-Professional Category (age 14-17):

Contemporary Solo

Special Mention, Lauren Emery (United Kingdom), Competitor #331

Bronze Medal, Teodora Sabina Cojocariu (Romania), Competitor #304

Silver Medal, Maria Ruxandra Bodea (Romania), Competitor #300

Classical Solo

Special Mention, Teodora Silvia Badea (Romania), Competitor #315

Special Mention, Milena Ogrizovic (Serbia), Competitor #322

Bronze Medal, Viviana Celina Olaru (Romania), Competitor #301

Bronze Medal, Teodora Sabina Cojocariu (Romania), Competitor #304

Silver Medal - Maria Ruxandra Bodea (Romania), Competitor #300

Gold Medal - Momona Sakakibara (Japan), Competitor #310

Winners of the Professional Category (age 18-26):

Contemporary Solo

Not Awarded

Classical Solo

Special Mention, Ho Nyoung Yang (South Korea), Competitor #419

Special Mention, Sung Yoon Park (South Korea), Competitor #416

Bronze Medal, Mayura Takase (Japan), Competitor #403

Silver Medal - Ye Lim Choi (South Korea), Competitor #410

Silver Medal - Elliot Bourke (Australia), Competitor #415

Gold Medal - Arisa Mori (Japan), Competitor #407

Gold Medal - Akane Tanaka (Japan), Competitor #418

Gold Medal - Mihai Cristian Preda (Romania), Competitor #409

Ensemble Category - Winners (age 8-26):

Special Mention, La Sylphide Ballet School (Romania),
Competitors # 601 "Spring's Children" and # 607 "Birds"

Bronze Medal, Liceul de Coregrafie Floria Capsali (Romania), 
Competitor # 605 "Someone Like You"

Pas de Deux Category - Winners (age 14-26):

Special Mention, Mayura Takase and Eisho Suzuki (Japan), Competitor #503

Bronze Medal, Yvonne Slingerland (Spain) and Elliot Bourke (Australia), Competitor #500

Bronze Medal, Ada Gonzalez (Spain) and Stefan Mester (Romania), Competitor #502

Best Choreography Awards:

Edward Clug for "Radio and Juliet" performed by #409, Mihai Cristian Preda

Mihaela Iosif for "Prayer" performed by #210, Valentina Turmacu

Best Teacher Award: 
Rosina Kovacs-Pop for coaching Competitor #310, Momona Sakakibara (Japan)

Best Ensemble Teacher Award:
Lorelai Bari and Anca Mandrescu for Competitor #607, "Birds" 
performed by La Sylphide Ballet School (Romania)

Sibiu Ballet Theater - Special Director's Choice Award:
• Ho Nyoung Yang (South Korea)
• Ji Yun Shin (South Korea)
• So Youn Park (South Korea)
• Sung Yoon Park (South Korea)
• Suwan Lee (South Korea)
• Ye Lim Choi (South Korea)


The following competitors are awarded a Tuition Scholarship for the Central Florida Ballet's 2015 Summer Intensive in Orlando, Florida, USA

#101, Bianca Andreea Badea (Romania)

#104, Luca Dobos (Romania)

#113, Rumelina Dilcheva (Bulgaria)

#115, Diana Andreea Ionita (Romania)

#119, Teofil Cosma (Romania)

The following competitors are awarded a Tuition and Housing Scholarship for the International Ballet Academy of Norwell/New England Movement Arts in Boston Massachusetts for the 2015 Summer Intensive.

#322, Milena Ogrizovic (Serbia)

#313, Maja Stojakov (Serbia)

#220, Andreea Diana Dumitru (Romania)


Pre-Professional Category:

Momona Sakakibara (Japan), Competitor #310
with a cash prize of $500 US Dollars

Professional Category:

Akane Tanaka (Japan), Competitor #418
with a cash prize of $500 US Dollars

Mihai Cristian Preda (Romania), Competitor # 409
with a cash prize of $2,000 US Dollars

Invited to the 2015 World Ballet Competition USA Finals this June in Orlando, Florida, USA are:

Luca Dobos (Romania), Competitor #104

Stefanija Gashtarska (Macedonia), Competitor #214

Darius Gramada (Romania), Competitor #215

Andreea Diana Dumitru (Romania), Competitor #220

Maria Ruxandra Bodea (Romania), Competitor #300

Momona Sakakibara (Japan), Competitor #310

Arisa Mori (Japan), Competitor #407

Akane Tanaka (Japan), Competitor #418

Mihai Cristian Preda (Romania), Competitor #409

**Competitors invited to the Orlando Finals - You be receiving an email with information on registration on March 26 (once the WBC STAFF returns to the USA office).

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