Competitions and Awards

Cecchetti Classical ballet offers a range of Competitions and Awards to encourage, support and promote participation in Cecchetti Classical ballet for both children and for vocational students.

The annual Cecchetti Children’s Award & Mabel Ryan Awards in London, the Southern Area Awards and the Wales & West Area Awards are all designed to give children and young dancers who are not in vocational training, the experience of participating in a competition on stage in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere.   The annual Choreographic Competition celebrates creativity and imagination in aspiring young dance makers.

Vocational students studying the Cecchetti method at Intermediate level and above can participate in the Fewster Cecchetti Scholarship or the Barbara Geoghegan Award – these awards support talented students in their training as they prepare for a professional dance career.

Cecchetti Classical Ballet UK is also part of Cecchetti International Classical Ballet (CICB) and the CICB Competition for young dancers is staged every 3 years.   This world class international event also offers selected young dancers working at vocational level a very special opportunity to represent the UK on an international stage.