Laurretta Summerscales wins gold
17 July 2013
ENB dancer wins at 2013 Beijing International Ballet and Choreography Competition.
English National Ballet company member, Laurretta Summerscales, has won the Gold Medal in the female category at the 2013 Beijing International Ballet and Choreography Competition.
The 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 the Performing Arts. This year saw the second biannual competition and was held at NCPA in Beijing from 5th to 15th July.
Classical Ballet applicants are between 17-26 years old and the competition’s aim is to pick out promising ballet dancers and choreographers and to further promote international exchanges.
The sold-out opening gala featured San Francisco Ballet’s Yuan Yuan Tan and Taiwanese virtuoso Fang-Yi Sheu alongside 2011 winners Ma Xiaodong, Zhan Xinlu, Li Renxiu and Wang Yun.