English National Ballet’s Shiori Kase takes gold

English National Ballet Soloist, Shiori Kase took the gold medal at the prestigious USA International Ballet Competition, held last month.

After two weeks of intense competition, Shiori was crowned Women’s Senior Gold Medalist. The USA International Ballet Competition provides a unique opportunity for dancers to test themselves against recognised international standards of dance excellence and showcase their technical skill and artistic talent. 

Shiori Kase was just this month promoted to First Soloist by Tamara Rojo, Artistic Director, English National Ballet.  You can read more about English National Ballet’s promotions and new joiners here.

USA International Ballet Competition is a two-week “olympic-style” competition for top young dancers and a major stepping stone toward a professional career. Competitors from all over the world vie for gold, silver and bronze medals; cash prizes; and company contracts. The audience is filled with company directors interested in hiring dancers, and for this reason, many dancers leave with jobs—possibly the grandest prize of all. 

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Image: Shiori Kase as Swanilda in English National Ballet’s production of Coppélia. Photo: © David Jenson