Moscow International Ballet Competition Declines To Award Grand Prize

Gold medals were given in men’s and women’s solo (to Vladimir Shklyarov and Maria Semeniachenko) and duet categories as well as for choreography (to Yury Smelakov). Yet “no single dancer was deemed impressive enough to win the Marina Semyonova grand prix – the competition is dedicated to the legendary Russian dancer – and the $10,000 cash prize that goes along with it.”