Art in motion. This is the nature of ballet dance. Just like watchmaking, this historical art form is the subtle balancing act between expression and precision, between respecting tradition and leaving one’s mark. And just like a finely crafted timepiece, ballet is all about conveying beauty through movement and rhythm. Emile Chouriet is proud to once again sponsor the Prix de Lausanne for the fourth consecutive year, the world’s most renowned ballet dance competition that draws aspiring young dancers from all over the world. For its 48th edition, taking place from February 2nd to 9th , the “Fondation en faveur de l’Art Chorégraphique” and the “Fondation de la Saison Culturelle de Montreux” have united to organize this year’s Prix de Lausanne, which will exceptionally be held at the Montreux Stravinski Auditorium, as the Palais de Beaulieu in Lausanne is undergoing renovations.

Through the Emile Chouriet prize and its continued support for the Prix de Lausanne and its young laureates, talented dancers are financially supported through their training is they continue to hone their craft and in excel in their budding careers through apprenticeships at associated ballet companies or scholarships at partner schools. Past winners of the Emile Chouriet prize include American ballerina Lauren Hunter in 2017, Brazilian ballerina Carolyne Galvao in 2018, and last year’s winner Japanese ballerina Sumina Sasaki. With the financial support provided by the Emile Chouriet prize and scholarship, all three dancers have gone on to join prestigious ballet schools and companies in London.

Emile Chouriet looks forward to spectacular performances at the 2020 Prix de Lausanne and supporting one ballerina in achieving her dreams.