Judges 評判

Born in Ulaan Baatar , Mongolia , Udval graduated from The Perm Ballet College in Russia . As a Principal Dancer with Russian State Ballet he danced almost all major roles and toured over 40 countries . Udval furthered his international career to dance as a Principal Dancer for Cleveland San Jose Ballet and guest Principal Dancer for companies in Russian and USA . Udval is silver medalist of Moscow International Ballet Competition in 1993 .

Dancing in Moscow he was invited to dance gala for Vladimir Vasiliev and Ekaterina Maximova , Olga Lepeshinskya , Makhmud Isambaev .

 

Udval has teaching experience from Baltimore School for the arts

Kirov academy of ballet in Washington , DC

 

He was judge of :

 

Korea International Ballet competition

World Ballet art competition Grand Prix

Master teacher of Korea International ballet competition

Claresta started taking dance lessons at a very young age at Marlupi Dance Academy (MDA), until she was awarded advanced 2 with Distinction and represented Indonesia for the Genee Award in Toronto, Canada in 2008. Her professional debut started when she joined Beijing Dance Academy under the direction of Li Chen Hua in 2008.

 

In the same year, she received scholarship from Joffrey Ballet School in New York, USA with

famous professional ballet dancers such as George De La Pena, Daniel Ulbricht, and Eva

Jouravlev.

 

A year later, she was accepted in ABT (American Ballet Theatre) Summer Session in New York. In the following year, she joined the Washington Ballet under the direction of Kee Juan Han and Septime Webre. She was chosen to become the leading role in “Garden Pas De Deux” and became corps of the ballet in Septime Webre’s Nutcracker in 2010.

 

In the same year, she attended the full time professional program in Alvin Ailey before she started her professional career with “Arts Ballet Theatre of Florida” in 2011. She became a professional ballet teacher at Vladimir Issaev School of Classical Ballet, Vaganova in Miami, Florida. She was also invited to participate in the International Young Dancer Ballet Festival in Lima, Peru in 2013.

 

Her repertoires are Soloist and Corps, the Issaev’s Harlequinade, Fairy Doll, Le Corsaire,

Raymonda, Cinderella, The Nutcracker, Little Mermaid in Ballet, Shostakovich (3 movements), Sleeping Beauty, Aladdin, and Edgar Anindo’s Fragmentos.

Graduated Bolshoi Ballet academy in Moscow , Russia . In 2001 after the graduation of Bolshoi Ballet academy she joined the Russian State Ballet in Moscow Russia . Evgenia was soloist with Russian State Ballet where she performed Principal and soloist roles in Nutcracker , Swan Lake , Giselle , Sleeping Beauty , Don Q , Scheherazade , Spartacus , les Sylphides and many others . She toured internationally with Russian State Ballet company about 30 countries . Also she performed for the Queen of England , for the King of Oman and Dubai and for many presidents . In 2004 she was awarded Silver prize at International Dance Festival in Korea . She has appeared many times in Euro and Russian Dance Magazine representing In an Ad campaign .

 

Teaching:

Baltimore School for the arts

Kirov Academy of Ballet in Washington , DC

Her specialties are teaching Ballet and Character dance

Flora Zeta Cheong-Leen (Dr.h.c.) was the first Chinese to enter the Royal Ballet School White Lodge, where she studied Ballet according to the traditions of Cecchetti, Vaganova, and the Royal Academy of Dance. While studying in London, Ms. Cheong-Leen was also especially selected by the Royal Ballet School to go to study dance as an exchange student at the Paris Opera Ballet School.

 

Having trained choreography at the White Lodge, Ms. Cheong-Leen won the Dame Ninette De Valois Choreographic Competition, the Sir Frederick Ashton Choreography Award, and the Royal Ballet Upper School Choreographic Competition for senior choreographers by Sir Kenneth MacMillan. She completed all the RAD grades up to advance level and won Silver in the Adeline Genée Competition in UK. Upon graduating from the Royal Ballet School, she was the first Chinese to enter as a dancer at the Royal Ballet at the Royal Opera house in Covent Garden, London.

 

In Hong Kong, Ms. Cheong-Leen has for over 35 years participated in the development of the Hong Kong Ballet company, being a member of its board of directors. She has also for over 40 years assisted the growth of the Hong Kong Ballet Group, aimed for students in various dance schools in Hong Kong. 20 years ago, Ms. Cheong-Leen also founded the Tian Art Foundation charity, which gives dance scholarships to orphans and underprivileged children.

 

Moving to China in 2009, Ms. Cheong-Leen started the Conservatory of International Style and Cultural Arts (CISCA), which now operates 13 dance schools in Beijing and Shanghai. In 2013, she started the professional dance company Ballet Octahedron, which has become one of the most progressive dance companies in China with its groundbreaking, interdisciplinary merge of Installation Art, Fine Art, and the Performing Arts.

Ms. Cheong-Leen was given the Ten Most Outstanding Young Persons Award in 1990 in Hong Kong, The French Chamber of Commerce Award of "Women of 21st Century" in 2000, China International Grand Master Fashion Designer Award in 2003, and received her Honorary Doctorate as The World Outstanding Chinese Business and Art Award in 2007.

Harriet began her professional career as principal dancers in several dance companies; the Ontario Ballet Theatre (Toronto), The Empire State Ballet (New York), and Xing Dance Theatre (Toronto). It was during her time with Xing Dance Theatre where she came under the tutelage of renowned choreographer Xing Bang Fu and learned how to fuse together classical and contemporary ballet.

 

The pivotal point in her career was when she was offered a contract to be the principal dancer at Ballet British Columbia, while performing in the Toronto production of The Phantom of the Opera. Although it had been her dream to join Canada's foremost contemporary ballet company, Ballet BC, turning down their offer flourished her love for musical theatre. Shortly after, she was given the great opportunity to join the most successful musical theatre production in German history, Cats, in Hamburg, Germany (which we sang in German).

 

Most recently, Harriet played the title role in the world premiere of the award winning musical Golden Lotus in Hong Kong where I received a 2015 Hecklers Award Nomination for Best Actress. Prior to that she choreographed and played the role of Eliza in the Gateway Theatre (Vancouver) production of The King & I for which I received a 2014 Ovation Award Nomination for Outstanding Choreography. Some of her other notable musical theatre credits include: two productions of The King & I (Theatre Aquarius and Huron Country Playhouse) where she played the role of Eliza and served as Assistant Choreographer for both; the Dora award winning production of the new opera Iron Road (Tapestry); the title role in Golden Lotus (ASCAP/Disney); Angie in Tiananmen Dreams where she also served as Assistant Choreographer; the dancer in Fiddle on Fire which I choreographed and Starbright which she both performed in and choreographed. She have also returned to Xing Dance Theatre upon occasion to perform in such critically acclaimed productions as Goddesses of the Silk Road, The Nutcracker, and Rice. Other notable performances include the 2014 Mandarin Profile Awards (Fairchild Televisions) where she choreographed and performed as the featured dancer. Harriet also performed the lead role in the opening number of the 2006 Miss Chinese Toronto Pageant (Fairchild Television) and appeared as as a Red Guard Dancer in the feature film, M. Butterly, directed by David Cronenburg.

2016 The Ballet Competition for Youth, Tokyo “Best Coaching Award”

2016 Nihon Ballet Academy , Sapporo “Best Coaching Award”

2015 Japan Ballet Competition “Best Coaching Award”

2015 Nihon Ballet Academy “Best Teacher Award”

2014 Nihon Ballet Academy “Excellence in Contemporary Choreography” Jury Prize Award

2014 Vaganova Ballet Academy Russia for Teacher course

2013 World Ballet Competition Orlando “Teacher/Coaching Award Jury Prize” Award

2013 American Ballet Competition, Boston “Preserving and Advancing High Standards in Teaching and Artistic Development of Dance Students’ Award

2008 Dance Grand Prix “Barcelona Dance Award

2006 Choreography” Commonwealth Society of Teachers of Dancing The Martin Rubenstein Award

Yang Jing Xian graduated from Shanghai Theatre Academy Dance School with Bachelor degree at 18 years old. After that she was being chosen by The Hong Kong Academy of Performing Arts to continue her Professional Diploma. From 2005, Jing Xian was on tour in Malaysia, Kazakhstan, and Japan with the Shanghai Fareast Dance Company performing the Wild Zebra. In 2005-2006 and 2006-2007 school years, Jing Xian was awarded first and second scholarships from Shanghai Theatre Academy. In 2007, Jing Xian was awarded “Three Goods” student by the Shanghai Theatre Academy. In the same year, she has participated in the “Six Province One City Competition” and won the “Creativity Award” with the Tchaikovsky Rhapsody. After that she has performed in the Magpie Bridge for the Shanghai International Arts Festival Closing Ceremony. In January 2009, Jing Xian was on tour in Beijing with the Hong Kong Ballet performing the Swan Lake. Then in February 2009, Jing Xian was performing Paganini in Australia with the Hong Kong Dance Company Outreach and Education Department.

 

In Hong Kong She has taken part in performances including Exotic Territory, INTERPRETION 2 and That Day. INTERPRETIONS brought her to the stage of the Guangdong Modern Dance Festival, CCDC 35th Anniversary Local Choreographer’s Performance and the 1st Shanghai Modern Dance Festival. She also performed <Chinese Hero> with Hong Kong Dance Company and <Trinity> in The Hong Kong Jockey Club Contemporary Dance Series-Dance Off. Recently she performed <Dream of the Red Chamber> as the co-production between San Francisco Opera and the Hong Kong Arts Festival. Also as a choreographer, she performed <The Verge> in Guangdong contemporary dance festival.

 

AWARDS:

2011 C.S.T.D. Theatrical Festival (Perth, Australia) organized by The Commonwealth Society of Teachers of Dancing

2nd Prize, Open Age Classical Solo Open

2nd Prize, The Helen Mackay Classical Championship

2nd Prize, Open Age Demi-Character Solo Open

‘Outstanding Instructor Award’ in the “4th China Youth Arts Festival – Hong Kong Selection” awarded by the China Artist Association

Laureate of the 16th International Ballet Competition - Varna 1994

Premier Dancer, choreographer

Artistic Director of SBS YOUTH BALLET

Head of Soki Ballet School Sendai Japan

Former dancer of Universal Ballet Company in 1986.

Former Soloist of Ballet des Salzburger Landestheater, Austria

Former Solist of New National Theatre Ballet Toyko

International jury member for International Ballet Competition Varna.

Committee Award of the 16th Varna International Ballet Competition Senior Division

Best Teacher Award of the 60th Tokyo Newspaper Dance Competition

Ballet Division

Best Teacher Award of the 2nd & 6th Japan Grand Prix

Best Teacher Award of 1st & 3rd Ballet Competition for Youth in Sendai

Best Teacher Award of 10th 11th and 12th All Japan Ballet Union Competition

Master of Dance Education (M.Ed.)

Artistic Director/Choreographer of Riverbank Dance Company

Director of National Che-Pei Senior High School Dance Department

2016 Head of Jury,SCDIBC Preliminary Round

Former Ballet Mistress of Rutgers University Dance Department Summer Intensive

2000-15 Adjudicator of Taiwan Senior High School Dance Department

2012-14 Adjudicator of Taiwan National Ballet Competition

2014 Chief Executive officer of Vassiliev Academy of Classical Ballet Summer Intensive Audition

Former Ballet Mistress of DaCi & WDA International Dance Festival

Former Lecturer of Taipei National University of Arts Dance Department

Former Lecturer of Da-Yeh University Continuing Education Department

Former Lecturer of National Taiwan University of Arts Dance Department

2014 Edcation Award of Taiwan K-12Education Administration, Ministry of Education

2005 27th Dance Education Award of Taiwan

Soloist with the Royal Ballet

Principal Dancer with the Royal Opera at Covent Garden

Senior Soloist with the National Ballet of Canada

 

Rashna has performed various principal roles and has had the opportunity of working with many leading choreographers including Sir Frederick Ashton, Sir Kenneth MacMillan, Sir Peter Wright, Christopher Bruce, Rudolf Nureyev, Ronald Hynd, Alfrede Rodriguez, Barry Moreland and Norman Maine. Her dance partners have included Michel Denard (Paris Opera) and Stephen Jefferies (Royal Ballet) amongst others.Her teaching credits include The Royal Ballet School, The Arts Educational School, The English National Ballet School, Rambert Dance School and the Central School of Ballet.From 2000 to 2004 she was Lecturer at The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts where she also choreographed and staged many ballets.Professional Ballet companies she has taught include The National Ballet of China, Shanghai Ballet Company, English National Ballet and the Hong Kong Ballet where she was full time Ballet Mistress, Coach and Rehearsal Director from 2004 to 2006.Further to her teaching/staging and choreographic career, in 1983 with fellow dancer Jeanetta Laurence she founded Dance Directory, an agency for free-lance dancers and choreographers. This ran successfully for nine years.In 1992 to 1995 she was appointed Ballet Administrator (Vocational Principal), a senior management position for the Junior and Senior sections of Royal Ballet School.She was appointed Artistic Director for the Hong Kong Ballet Group (1997).Rashna co-founded the Suzhou Ballet Theatre, where she held the position of Dance Director alongside Stephen Jefferies in 2007.Presently, Rashna pursues a free-lance career as a consultant, teacher, repetiteur and coach.

 

Rashna曾是倫敦皇家芭蕾舞團獨舞員,加拿大國家芭蕾舞團高級獨舞員,Rashna的教學生涯始於1984年,她被邀請於皇家芭蕾舞學校執教。她還分別在倫敦藝術教育學院,英國國家芭蕾舞團和蘭伯特舞蹈學校教學。她在曾在香港藝術學院做表演藝術方面的講師,同時在香港上演了她多場芭蕾舞劇。

 

她曾做為芭蕾女教師和排演總監執教于,包括中國國家芭蕾舞團、上海芭蕾舞團、英國國家芭蕾舞團和香港芭蕾舞團。

 

關於她的教學經驗,在1983年與她的同伴舞者珍妮特勞倫斯她創辦舞蹈目錄,一個自由舞蹈家和編舞指導機構。這個機構成功的運營了9年。1992年,她被任命為皇家芭蕾舞團(初級和高級部)芭蕾舞管理者,這是一個高級管理職位。

 

1997年她被任命為香港芭蕾舞集團的藝術總監,並在2007年在蘇州與斯蒂芬傑夫裡一起創辦了蘇州芭蕾舞劇院,擔任舞蹈總監。

 

現在,Rashna繼續她的自由職業工作,履行舞蹈顧問、教師、舞劇導師和教練的角色。

Head of Final Judge - Classical Variation 芭蕾舞古典劇目決賽評審團主席

 

Governor of The Royal Ballet, The Birmingham Royal Ballet and The Royal Ballet School

Former Principal of Royal Ballet Company

Former Artistic Director of Hong Kong Ballet

Former Principal of National Ballet of Canada

 

He studied at the Royal Ballet School (1967-9) and joined the Royal Ballet in 1969, performing with its touring company. In 1976 he left to spend one season as a principal dancer with the National Ballet of Canada, but returned to the Royal in 1977 as a principal dancer at Covent Garden. His career was marked by his exceptional interpretative skills and he was widely regarded as one of the finest dance-actors of his generation. He was particularly praised for his roles in the MacMillan repertoire, including both Mercutio and Romeo, Lescaut in Manon, and Crown Prince Rudolf in Mayerling. He created roles in MacMillan’s Ballade (1972), The Poltroon (1972), Isadora (1981), and Different Drummer (1984); Bruce’s Unfamiliar Playground (1974); Peter Wright’s El amor brujo (1975); Tetley’s Dances of Albion (1980); Bintley’s Adieu (1980), Consort Lessons (1983), The Songs of Horus (1985), Still Life at the Penguin Café (1988), The Planets (1990), and Cyrano (title role, 1991); Corder’s L’Invitation au voyage (1982); and Eagling’s Frankenstein, the Modern Prometheus (1985). While in Canada he created the role of Morris in Kudelka’s Washington Square (1977). He also appeared in Minoru Miki’s opera An Actor’s Revenge at the Old Vic in 1979 (he was the only performer who didn’t sing) and in the Lloyd Webber musical Sovng and Dance at London’s Palace Theatre in 1982. In 1995 he left the Royal Ballet to take up a post as director of the Hong Kong Ballet.

 

Governor of The Royal Ballet, The Birmingham Royal Ballet and The Royal Ballet School

前英國皇家芭蕾舞團團長

前加拿大國家芭蕾舞團團長

前香港芭蕾舞團藝術總監

 

前皇家芭蕾舞團和加拿大國家芭蕾舞團高級首席舞者,謝傑斐有一個傑出的芭蕾舞蹈生涯,是由肯尼士麥克米倫先生、大衛賓利、彼得賴特先生、伊靈先生、喬萊頓,特萊和邁克爾葛籣為他創造的。他的舞伴包括瑪戈芳婷女士、娜塔莉馬卡諾娃、格爾塞·柯克蘭、瑪西婭海蒂、林恩·西摩,萊斯利·科利爾。

 

他曾兩次被提名為勞倫斯·奧利弗獎最佳男舞者表演獎,並且被舞蹈讀者和舞蹈演員投票評選的年度男性舞者獎。

 

謝傑斐在1996年委任為香港芭蕾舞團總監,並在他的任期內成功開拓和提升他公司的國際標準。他精心設計了許多芭蕾舞劇,胡桃夾子和蘇西黃是他迄今為止最成功的舞劇。

 

2007年,他和妻子Rashna Homji 成立了蘇州芭蕾舞劇院。

 

謝傑斐現在是一個自由導演、顧問、教練和編排,最近的作品是在莫斯科克里姆林宮的舞劇,他與韋恩伊琳一起合作編排的美女與野獸。

A graduate of the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, Stephen Xavier joined the Hong Kong Ballet in 1990. He was promoted to Coryphée in 1993 and received the company’s “Dancer of the Year” Award in the same year. Stephen performed with the Hong Kong Ballet in numerous productions in China, Singapore, Canada and the US.

 

In 1995, he was awarded the Hong Kong Jockey Club Music and Dance Fund Scholarship to study at the Royal Ballet School in London. While studying in the UK, Stephen was invited to perform in several productions with the Royal Ballet. Upon successful completion of the Royal Ballet School’s Teachers Training Course for Professional Dancers, Stephen taught at the International School of Ballet in Calgary, Canada. Since his return to Hong Kong, he has taught part-time at the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts and has served as guest instructor at a variety of local ballet schools. He has also served as the Hong Kong Ballet Group’s ballet-master, choreographer and now as the Group’s artistic director.

VLADIMIR ISSAEV is currently Ballet Master, Choreographer & Artistic Director of Arts Ballet Theatre of Florida and former Ballet Master of Ballet Nacional de Caracas - Teresa Carreño and Miami City Ballet School. He was born in Siberia, Russia, in 1954. At the age of 11 he began his ballet studies at the Choreographic School of Voronezh, obtaining the degree of “Ballet Artist” in 1973.

 

Dancer at the Opera House of Ufa and the Opera House of Odessa

 

Master’s Degree from the State Institute of Arts Lunacharsky G.I.T.I.S. in Moscow.

 

He has been Academic and Artistic Director at the Choreographic School of Frounze, and Ballet Master for the disciplines of Classical Ballet, Character Dance, Court Dances and Pas de Deux.

 

Ballet Master for the Ballet Metropolitano de Caracas

 

Ballet Master at the Ballet Nacional de Caracas - Teresa Carreño and Artistic Director of II Company.

 

Ballet Master at Ballet Concierto de Puerto Rico

 

Ballet Master Miami City Ballet School

 

As a Choreographer he has staged several ballets in Russia, United States, Puerto Rico and Venezuela for the Choreographer School of Voronezh and Frounze, the Ballet School Teresa Carreño, Ballet Metropolitano de Caracas, Ballet Nacional de Caracas Teresa Carreño – Second Company and for the Ballet Nacional de Caracas Teresa Carreño itself, Ballet Concerto de Puerto Rico, Arts Ballet Theatre of Florida, Miami City Ballet School, The Georgia Youth Ballet, The Vaganova Ballet Academy (Kirov) in Saint Petersburg, Russia, Ballet Concierto de Puerto Rico, Ballet Juvenil de Venezuela, South African Ballet and Georgia Youth Ballet, Matsumoto Ballet in Nagoya, Japan, Caadi, Queretaro Mexico.

 

Artistic Director of the Russian Ballet Seminar of Russian Technique since 1998.

 

Ballet Master for the Florida Dance Festival and the Cecchetti Seminar at the Harid Conservatory.

 

Seven CD’s of Music for Ballet Technique Classes and Character Dances have been released. Every CD has received the best reviews.

 

Guest Ballet Master for: Le Jeune Ballet de France, Ballet Nacional de España , Les Ballets Jazz de Montreal, Orlando Ballet, Indonesia Ballet, ENSB Peru, CAADI Ballet, South African Ballet, Michiko Matsumoto Ballet

 

Judge at the First International Competition of Choreographers held in Russia, International Ballet Competition, International Ballet Competition of Lima, Nagoya international Ballet Competition in Japan, International Ballet Competition Korea, International Ballet Competition "Golden Pointe" in Poland

 

AWARDS:

2015 Best Choreographer for best production – Miami Life Awards

2009 Best Arts Educator of the State of Florida by the Florida Alliance for Arts Education.

2002 “Best New Choreographer” at the Dance Under the Stars Choreographic Competition in Palm Springs, California.

2002 Honorable Merit Diploma from the Terpsihora Foundation for the Advancement of the Arts of Dance of Saint Petersburg, Russia, in recognition for his outstanding performance enhancing the art of classical ballet on the Vaganova Style in the United States.

2000 Most influential Ballet teacher by the National Foundation of the Advancement of the Arts

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