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Prix Benois de la Danse

The Benois de la Danse is one of the most prestigious ballet competitions. Founded by the International Dance Association in Moscow in 1991, it takes place each year on or around April 29 and is jury-based in its judging. The members of this jury change every year and consists of only top ballet personages.

Statuettes are given to the winners in the categories of lifelong achievement, ballerina, danseur, choreographer, composer and designer.

The Benois de la Danse recognizes with monetary awards exceptional events occurring during the previous year on stages around the world. These include dancing roles of all kinds as well as choreographic accomplishments.


The idea for the Benois de la Danse was initiated in Moscow and the founders succeeded in obtaining the patronage of UNESCO in the autumn of 1992. Its scheduling at the end of April is meant to coincide with the birthday of the great Alexandre Benois (1870–1960) for whom it is named.

French sculptor Igor Ustinov designed the statuette of the Benois de la Danse award in 1992. He is the son of the famous actor Peter Ustinov, a great-nephew of Alexandre Benois.

Goals of competition

  • To give the Benois audience the best performances of the works that have been entered, regardless of whom they were created by.
  • To bring the best representatives of different dance styles and schools together.
  • To support veterans of ballet financially, with funds from the gala concerts

Members of the Benois de la Danse jury have included

Laureates of the prize[1]



By categories


  1. ^ Prix Benois de la Danse, Laureates
  2. ^ a b c d e f repeat prize winner
  3. ^ a b
  4. ^ to be verified since he was ballet master of the Bolshoi Ballet from 2004 to 2009
  5. ^ annual curriculum only

External links

  • (English)Prix Benois de la Danse website
  • (Russian)Prix Benois de la Danse website
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