Prix de Lausanne 2018
EMILE CHOURIET, SPONSOR OF PRIX DE LAUSANNE 2018
This annual international competition for young dancers brings together the most exciting talent from the new generation. The nine professionals on this year’s panel have shortlisted 78 candidates from 380 young dancers from 38 different countries. The final, to be held on February 3rd at the Palais de Beaulieu in Lausanne, will be held before an audience of 1800 and will be broadcast on ARTE to take the event to audiences far beyond the Swiss border. Just like the Prix de Lausanne, Emile Chouriet has deep roots in the region and is world renowned. It is founded upon watchmaking expertise that has evolved with the generations and makes timepieces for export to new horizons in its Genevan factory. Emile Chouriet also attaches a great deal of importance to knowledge transfer and trains many young watchmakers at its factory to give them the skills they need to maintain the high standard of its watches. The idea to support the Prix de Lausanne and fi nancially contribute to a young dancer’s training comes from the shared values which are refi nement, rigour and the transmission of a passion. This drive has become a source of great pride as Emile Chouriet is now one of this major competition’s partners.
LAUREN HUNTER, PRIX DE LAUSANNE 2017
Lauren Hunter, a young American ballerina, won the study grant provided by Emile Chouriet at the 45th Prix de Lausanne in 2017. Following her success, the young lady had the chance to attend the prestigious Royal Ballet School in London.