Three students from the Pre-Professional Divison traveled to Beijing China from August 2- August 11 to compete in the Fourth Annual China IBCC. IBCC is an international competition officially designated by the Ministry of Culture of China, supported by the Beijing Municipal Government, and hosted by the National Centre for Performing Arts
The goal is to select promising ballet dancers and excellent choreographers, and to further promote international exchanges . This prestigious competition consisted of three rounds. The preliminary round was via video audition sent in to the IBCC jury panel who selected an elite group of men and women from each division. The semi- final round took place in Beijing China where each competitor performed two classical variations and one modern piece. Avery Tessmer and Sophie Miklosovic both competed in the Junior B Category, and Michelle Chaviano competed in the Senior Category. The level of competition was impressive and the experience gained was invaluable. Sophie Miklosovic was selected to the final round where she performed an additional two Classical variations. Sophie received The Morning Star Foundation Award at the final awards presentation. Congratulations to all three young ladies on their accomplishments.