The coveted medal went to Jakob Wheway Hughes aged 16 from Britain trained by Dance Faculty of Tring Park School for the Performing Arts. Rising star Jakob won the RAD’s Bedell’s Bursary in 2022 and the Barbara Geoghegan award in the Cecchetti Society Trust 2022-23.
The silver was awarded to Lucia Moore aged 15 from New Zealand (trained by Annette Roselli, Shane Wuerthner and Miranda Zeller) and the bronze to both Ed Cooley aged 17 from Australia (trained by Daniella Crismani, Daniel Gaudiello, Karen Donovan and Wim Broeckx and Zai Calliste aged 18 from Australia/Britain/Caribbean (trained by Annette Roselli, Michael Berkin, David Yow and Jane Pirani).
Calliste also earned the Margot Fonteyn Audience Choice Award.
“Congratulations to everyone that took part in The Fonteyn 2023 competition. What a joy it was to watch some of the best young ballet dancers trained in the RAD syllabus from around the world come together for such a wonderful week of dance. Special congratulations go to the medalists for winning the coveted Fonteyn medals.”
Dame Darcey Bussell
President of the RAD
Winners of the Margot Fonteyn International Ballet Competition 2023
Featured Photo of the winners of the Margot Fonteyn International Ballet Competition 2023. Courtesy of Royal Academy of Dance (RAD). Photo by Martin Bell.