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Sponsors and supporters


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The Hong Kong Ballet Group, a non-profit organization, was formed in July 1964 by a group of local ballet teachers with the support of the then Education Department. The Ballet Group is dedicated to promoting ballet education and nurturing local ballet talents, by staging full length ballet performances, and organizing not only workshops and seminars but also the first open ballet competition in Hong Kong. Promising talents will be encouraged by scholarships; and international artists are invited to work alongside local students to give them an exposure to international professional standards. The Ballet Group strives to instill its passion for this art form into the younger generation and to the wider public audience of Hong Kong.

Staging partner: Hong Kong Ballet

Hong Kong Ballet logoOne of the premier classical ballet companies in Asia, Hong Kong Ballet (HKB) is internationally recognised as a top institution that represents Hong Kong’s unique character. Since its inception in 1979, HKB has evolved into a vibrant performing arts organisation with a strong repertoire composed of a range of artistic and technically challenging productions, showcasing our exceptional dancers. Mr Septime Webre, former Artistic Director of The Washington Ballet, joined HKB as its new Artistic Director in July 2017.


Avanton – the development team responsible for our new state-of-the-art, global headquarters in London – are proud sponsors of the Genée Patrons Dinner taking place in Hong Kong on Saturday 11 August.

Dance floors by Harlequin

'Harlequin Floors are proud to be the official flooring supplier of the Genée International Ballet Competition 2018. This long-standing and unique relationship between Harlequin and the Royal Academy of Dance was initiated by company founder, Bob Dagger, more than 25 years ago.

Over these years Harlequin and the RAD have worked tirelessly to promote both young talent and, by working with dance medicine and science professionals, a safe environment for all dancers.'

Auction PARTNER: phillipsPhillips logo

"Phillips is delighted to be Auction Partner for the Genée International Ballet Competition. We wish the young participants much success and hope to bring strong auction results for the Academy."

HOTEL AND HOSPITALITY PARTNER: Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group

We are proud to be working with Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong and The Excelsior, Hong Kong as our official hotel and hospitality partners for the Genée International Ballet Competition 2018.

The Dame Margot Fonteyn Scholarship Fund

The monetary prize presented to the winner of the Margot Fonteyn Audience Choice Award has been donated by the Dame Margot Fonteyn Scholarship Fund.

The British Council

We are pleased to have The British Council, the UK's organisation for cultural relations and educational opportunities, as our Promotional Partner. 

Members of the Genée Circle

We are grateful to members of the Genée Circle for their donations towards the running of the Genée International Ballet Competition 2018.

Join us

To find out more about the benefits of Genée sponsorship, please contact Matthew Cunningham, Executive Producer of the Genée International Ballet Competition, by email at  or by telephone +44 (20) 7326 8957.