The Fonteyn 2021 final

This must-see digital event took place on Thursday 9 September and is now available to watch on demand until 7 December 2021 for existing ticket holders. The final was hosted by RAD President, Dame Darcey Bussell, and RAD Artistic Director, Gerard Charles.

The evening celebrated 15 finalists, selected from 97 applicants from across the globe. As they demonstrated their hard work and achievements in dance, they also competed for the coveted gold, silver, and bronze medals, in a competition like none we’ve seen before.

Each performer presented a Classical Variation, and a special Commissioned Variation – choreographed by Ashley Page – with whom the candidates had a chance to work during their coaching sessions. The winner of the Dancer’s Own Choreographic Award is also featured, along with exclusive interviews with alumni and fly-on-the-wall footage of the judges’ deliberation. Find out more about the Fonteyn 2021 faculty and judges.

Watch the medallists announcement

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