Swiss ballet competition showcases young dancers' skills

Shale Wagman from Canada, winner of the first prize as well as the artistic prize, performs his classical variation during the final of the 46th Prix de Lausanne in Lausanne, Switzerland, Saturday, Feb. 3, 2018. Launched in 1973, the Prix de Lausanne is an international dance competition for young dancers aged 15 to 18. Closing the six-day event, prizes are awarded to the best of 21 finalists consisting of scholarships granting free tuition in a world-renowned dance school or dance company. (Valentin Flauraud/Keystone via AP)
Junsu Lee from South Korea, winner of the fourth prize as well as the contemporary prize, performs his classical variation during the final of the 46th Prix de Lausanne in Lausanne, Switzerland, Saturday, Feb. 3, 2018. (Valentin Flauraud/Keystone via AP)
Irene Yang from Canada performs her contemporary variation during the final of the 46th Prix de Lausanne in Lausanne, Switzerland, Saturday, Feb. 3, 2018. Launched in 1973, the Prix de Lausanne is an international dance competition for young dancers aged 15 to 18. Closing the six-day event, prizes are awarded to the best of 21 finalists consisting of scholarships granting free tuition in a world-renowned dance school or dance company. (Valentin Flauraud/Keystone via AP)
Irene Yang from Canada performs her classical variation during the final of the 46th Prix de Lausanne in Lausanne, Switzerland, Saturday, Feb. 3, 2018. Launched in 1973, the Prix de Lausanne is an international dance competition for young dancers aged 15 to 18. Closing the six-day event, prizes are awarded to the best of 21 finalists consisting of scholarships granting free tuition in a world-renowned dance school or dance company. (Valentin Flauraud/Keystone via AP)
Dancers take a selfie backstage as they wait for their final results after the final of the 46th Prix de Lausanne in Lausanne, Switzerland, Saturday, Feb. 3, 2018. Launched in 1973, the Prix de Lausanne is an international dance competition for young dancers aged 15 to 18. (Valentin Flauraud/Keystone via AP)
Aviva Gelfer-Muendl from the U.S, winner of the eighth prize, performs her contemporary variation during the final of the 46th Prix de Lausanne in Lausanne, Switzerland, Saturday, Feb. 3, 2018. Launched in 1973, the Prix de Lausanne is an international dance competition for young dancers aged 15 to 18. Closing the six-day event, prizes are awarded to the best of 21 finalists consisting of scholarships granting free tuition in a world-renowned dance school or dance company. (Valentin Flauraud/Keystone via AP)
Dancers pose for a picture backstage as they wait for their final results after the final of the 46th Prix de Lausanne in Lausanne, Switzerland, Saturday, Feb. 3, 2018. Launched in 1973, the Prix de Lausanne is an international dance competition for young dancers aged 15 to 18. Closing the six-day event, prizes are awarded to the best of 21 finalists consisting of scholarships granting free tuition in a world-renowned dance school or dance company. (Valentin Flauraud/Keystone via AP)
Finnian Carmeci from the U.S.A. performs his contemporary variation during the final of the 46th Prix de Lausanne in Lausanne, Switzerland, Saturday, Feb. 3, 2018. Launched in 1973, the Prix de Lausanne is an international dance competition for young dancers aged 15 to 18. Closing the six-day event, prizes are awarded to the best of 21 finalists consisting of scholarships granting free tuition in a world-renowned dance school or dance company. (Valentin Flauraud/Keystone via AP)
Aviva Gelfer-Muendl from the U.S, winner of the eighth prize, performs her classical variation during the final of the 46th Prix de Lausanne in Lausanne, Switzerland, Saturday, Feb. 3, 2018. Launched in 1973, the Prix de Lausanne is an international dance competition for young dancers aged 15 to 18. Closing the six-day event, prizes are awarded to the best of 21 finalists consisting of scholarships granting free tuition in a world-renowned dance school or dance company. (Valentin Flauraud/Keystone via AP)
Xinyue Zhao from China, winner of the fifth prize, performs her classical variation during the final of the 46th Prix de Lausanne in Lausanne, Switzerland, Saturday, Feb. 3, 2018. Launched in 1973, the Prix de Lausanne is an international dance competition for young dancers aged 15 to 18. Closing the six-day event, prizes are awarded to the best of 21 finalists consisting of scholarships granting free tuition in a world-renowned dance school or dance company. (Valentin Flauraud/Keystone via AP)
Hanna Park from South Korea, winner of the second prize, performs her classical variation during the final of the 46th Prix de Lausanne in Lausanne, Switzerland, Saturday, Feb. 3, 2018. Launched in 1973, the Prix de Lausanne is an international dance competition for young dancers aged 15 to 18. Closing the six-day event, prizes are awarded to the best of 21 finalists consisting of scholarships granting free tuition in a world-renowned dance school or dance company. (Valentin Flauraud/Keystone via AP)
Roger Teng from China performs her classical variation during the final of the 46th Prix de Lausanne in Lausanne, Switzerland, Saturday, Feb. 3, 2018. Launched in 1973, the Prix de Lausanne is an international dance competition for young dancers aged 15 to 18. Closing the six-day event, prizes are awarded to the best of 21 finalists consisting of scholarships granting free tuition in a world-renowned dance school or dance company. (Valentin Flauraud/Keystone via AP)
Shale Wagman from Canada, winner of the first prize as well as the artistic prize, performs his classical variation during the final of the 46th Prix de Lausanne in Lausanne, Switzerland, Saturday, Feb. 3, 2018. Launched in 1973, the Prix de Lausanne is an international dance competition for young dancers aged 15 to 18. Closing the six-day event, prizes are awarded to the best of 21 finalists consisting of scholarships granting free tuition in a world-renowned dance school or dance company. (Valentin Flauraud/Keystone via AP)
Carolyne Galvao from Brazil, winner of the seventh prize as well as the audience prize, performs her classical variation during the final of the 46th Prix de Lausanne in Lausanne, Switzerland, Saturday, Feb. 3, 2018. Launched in 1973, the Prix de Lausanne is an international dance competition for young dancers aged 15 to 18. Closing the six-day event, prizes are awarded to the best of 21 finalists consisting of scholarships granting free tuition in a world-renowned dance school or dance company. (Valentin Flauraud/Keystone via AP)
Lukas Bareman from Belgium, who studies in Basel Switzerland, winner of the best Swiss candidate prize, performs his classical variation during the final of the 46th Prix de Lausanne in Lausanne, Switzerland, Saturday, Feb. 3, 2018. Launched in 1973, the Prix de Lausanne is an international dance competition for young dancers aged 15 to 18. Closing the six-day event, prizes are awarded to the best of 21 finalists consisting of scholarships granting free tuition in a world-renowned dance school or dance company. (Valentin Flauraud/Keystone via AP)
Roger Teng from China performs her contemporary variation during the final of the 46th Prix de Lausanne in Lausanne, Switzerland, Saturday, Feb. 3, 2018. Launched in 1973, the Prix de Lausanne is an international dance competition for young dancers aged 15 to 18. Closing the six-day event, prizes are awarded to the best of 21 finalists consisting of scholarships granting free tuition in a world-renowned dance school or dance company. (Valentin Flauraud/Keystone via AP)
A dancer carries her shoes backstage as she waits for their final results after the final of the 46th Prix de Lausanne in Lausanne, Switzerland, Saturday, Feb. 3, 2018. Launched in 1973, the Prix de Lausanne is an international dance competition for young dancers aged 15 to 18. Closing the six-day event, prizes are awarded to the best of 21 finalists consisting of scholarships granting free tuition in a world-renowned dance school or dance company. (Valentin Flauraud/Keystone via AP)
Shale Wagman from Canada, winner of the first prize as well as the artistic prize, performs his classical variation during the final of the 46th Prix de Lausanne in Lausanne, Switzerland, Saturday, Feb. 3, 2018. Launched in 1973, the Prix de Lausanne is an international dance competition for young dancers aged 15 to 18. Closing the six-day event, prizes are awarded to the best of 21 finalists consisting of scholarships granting free tuition in a world-renowned dance school or dance company. (Valentin Flauraud/Keystone via AP)
Roger Teng from China performs her contemporary variation during the final of the 46th Prix de Lausanne in Lausanne, Switzerland, Saturday, Feb. 3, 2018. Launched in 1973, the Prix de Lausanne is an international dance competition for young dancers aged 15 to 18. Closing the six-day event, prizes are awarded to the best of 21 finalists consisting of scholarships granting free tuition in a world-renowned dance school or dance company. (Valentin Flauraud/Keystone via AP)
Junsu Lee from South Korea, winner of the fourth prize as well as the contemporary prize, performs his classical variation during the final of the 46th Prix de Lausanne in Lausanne, Switzerland, Saturday, Feb. 3, 2018. (Valentin Flauraud/Keystone via AP)
Aina Oki from Japan performs her contemporary variation during the final of the 46th Prix de Lausanne in Lausanne, Switzerland, Saturday, Feb. 3, 2018. Launched in 1973, the Prix de Lausanne is an international dance competition for young dancers aged 15 to 18. Closing the six-day event, prizes are awarded to the best of 21 finalists consisting of scholarships granting free tuition in a world-renowned dance school or dance company. (Valentin Flauraud/Keystone via AP)

BERLIN — Eight young dancers have emerged from an annual competition in Switzerland with ballet scholarships.

The Prix de Lausanne was launched in the Swiss lakeside city in 1973 and has become an annual fixture.

The competition is open to dancers of any nationality who are between the ages of 14 and 19.

Twenty-one dancers from various countries took part in Saturday's final, watched by a jury under Ted Brandsen, the director of the Dutch National Ballet.

The winners, who are 15 to 18 years old, get a year of free tuition at one of 72 schools and professional dance companies.

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