Congratulations to the winners of the 5th Baltic Ballet Competition!

We are proud to announce the winners of the 5th International Baltic Ballet Competition!


Grand Prix

Mantraa Rane (New Zealand/Australia)



1st place

Akvilė Šulcaitė (Lithuania)

Mantraa Rane (New Zealand/Australia)


2nd place

Maia Weisinger  Braun (Australia)

Ieva  Repšyte (Lithuania)

Alicija Klimasevska (Lithuania)


3d place

Olesia Chyzh (Ukraine)

Nika Judinceva (Latvia)

Manon  Baranger (Australia)


Pre-professional group


1st  place

Apolinaria Kartavceva (Russia/Latvia)

Isabela Cabral Saqueti (Brazil)


2nd  place

Polina Kim (Kazakhstan)


3d place

Marta Emīlija Reinika (Latvia)

Gundega Guna Reinika (Latvia)

Cezary Szlachta (Poland)


Professional Group

1st  place

Laura Grieta Grīnberga (Latvia)

Justīna Teličena (Latvia)


Special Jury Awards

Katherina  St.  Jean (USA)

Akvile Šulcaite (Lithuania)

Mantraa Rane (New Zealand/Australia)

Grieta Grīnberga (Latvia)

Justīna Teličena (Latvia)

Jury member – Director of Dance at Interlochen Center for the Arts Joseph Morrissey – offers several scholarships to the laureates of the Competition.

Fifteen thousand dollars merit-based scholarship award to attend year-round Academy at Interlochen Center for the Arts starting this fall is offered to

Polina Kim

Mantraa Rane


Three thousand merit-based scholarship award to attend three week summer program at Interlochen Center for the Arts next year is offered to

Akvile  Šulcaite

Aleksander Nawrot

Apolinaria Kartavceva

Barbara Postek

Cezary Wojiech Szlachta


The Riga Ballet School offers year-round scholarships to

Isabela Cabral Saqueti

Mantraa Rane



Watch the Highlights Online!

Videos of the 3d Round of the 5th IBBC will be streamed here on July 21, 5 p.m. Latvian time:

The Award Ceremony and Gala concert will be streamed here on July 22, 7 p.m. Latvian time (6 p.m. CET):



We are happy to announce that 5th International Baltic Ballet Competition will take place online from July 19 to July 23, 2021.

54 participants have been selected for the 2nd un 3d Round of the 5th Baltic Ballet Competition!
Our participants represent such countries as Australia, Aruba, Brazil, Estonia, Russia, Lithuania, Latvia, Ukraine, USA, Philippines, Japan, South Korea, Kazakhstan, Poland, United Kingdom, and Bulgaria.
We wish good luck to all participants and remind – we are looking forward to receiving your videos for 2nd and 3d Round until July 10!

International Baltic Ballet Competition has gained its’ reputation during previous four editions. Dancers from such countries as Latvia, Estonia, Lithuania, Poland, Germany, USA, South Africa, South Korea, Russia, Ukraine, Armenia, Germany, Iceland, Poland, Denmark, Macedonia a.o. have been participants of the International Baltic Ballet Competition.

The International Baltic Ballet Competition is organised by Riga Ballet School and Latvian Dance and Ballet Guild.

You will find Regulation and Application form HERE.