Candice Adea wins prize at 2011 Boston International Ballet Competition

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It was only back in March when a group of young Filipino ballet dancers were working hard to raise funds so they could join a competition abroad and Theaterbator blog featured their solicitation  letter, and now:

Candice Adea has won the Maris Liepa Prize for Outstanding Artistry
at the 2011 Boston International Ballet Competition.

This special prize will be presented by BIBC 2011 judge Andris Liepa, son of late ballet legend Maris Liepa. The prize recipient will be invited to perform in Paris in 2012 along with stars from Bolshoi and Mariinsky Theaters presenting Fokine ballets as part of the Russian season in France. Candice will be performing “Firebird.”

Adea and her dance partner Jean Marc Cordero have also been invited by the artistic director of Chelyabinsk State Academy Opera and Ballet Theater to perform lead roles in a full-length production. All expenses paid. Date and production to be announced.

Last year (2010), Adea won the silver medal for senior division at the USA International Ballet Competition in Jackson, Mississippi.

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