Photo: Emma Kauldhar
Third year student Jan Spunda was recently in New York competing in the prestigious Youth Grand Prix Ballet competition. Out of 61 male finalists, we are delighted to announce Jan was awarded 3rd prize and the Outstanding Artistry Award presented by Dance Europe. Jan was also chosen to dance his contemporary solo Swan at the YAGP gala Stars of today meet stars of Tomorrow whilst in New York. Swan was choreographed by English National Ballet First Artist Jinhao Zhang to dance himself at ENB's Emerging Dancer competition - a competition he went on to win.
Jan was singled out by the competition to be live streamed in rehearsal and interviewed by The New York Times.