Meet the jury of the HIBC 2022

14 December 2021 

We are pleased to welcome to the jury of the Helsinki International Ballet Competition 2022 renowned artistic directors from international ballet companies and prominent ballet experts with successful careers as dancers, directors, instructors and choreographers.

The jury members' extensive experience will give the candidates an inspirational opportunity to gain a future in the ballet world. The Jury is chaired by Madeleine Onne, Artistic Director of the Finnish National Ballet.

In addition to the president, the Jury includes Nina Ananiashvili, prima ballerina and Artistic Director of the State Ballet of Georgia; Frank Andersen, producer of Bournonville ballets; Julio Bocca, teacher and coach; Jorma Elo, resident choreographer of Boston Ballet; Alexei Fadeyechev, artistic director and choreographer; Nicolas Le Riche, Artistic Director of the Royal Swedish Ballet, and Feng Ying, Director and Artistic Director of the National Ballet of China.

Read more about the Jury.

Updated on 30 March 2022: Alexei Fadeyechev, artistic director and choreographer, withdrew himself from the Jury of HIBC 2022. The Helsinki International Ballet Competition Association respects his decision.
Updated on 25 April 2022: Feng Ying, Director and Artistic Director of the National Ballet of China, cancelled her participation in the Jury of HIBC 2022 due to the pandemic.