Must be a member of the Royal Academy of Dance;
have passed RAD Advanced 2 with distinction before 30 June 2023;
be aged 15-20 years by 1 September 2023;
be of pre-professional status and not have been employed on a professional contract.
The Fonteyn classes and coaching sessions will take place from Saturday 22-29 October at RAD headquarters in London.
The semi-finals will be held at the Aud Jebsen Studio Theatre, at RAD headquarters on Thu 26 October and Fri 27 October.
The final will be held at His Majesty's Theatre in London on the evening of Sunday 29 October.
The semi-finals will consist of the performance of:
Dancer’s Own solo;
Classical Repertoire variation.
All candidates will also appear on stage at the final in a newly choreographed piece created during the competition by our guest choreographer, Valentino Zucchetti.
Full details in the info pack.
Medals are awarded to candidates showing the highest levels of competency in the stated criteria. The judges’ decision is final. The Genée Gold Medal is only awarded when a candidate demonstrates exceptional technical skills, an innate response to music, outstanding performance qualities and charisma. In addition to the above medals, a Choreographic Award and the Dame Margot Fonteyn Audience Choice Award will also be awarded.
A chance to be seen
In addition to the prizes above, you will be seen by representatives from prestigious dance companies and schools, for a chance to be offered a variety of tuition scholarship opportunities.
Take part in The Fonteyn
If you meet all the requirements and wish to apply to enter the competition, please complete the form below and submit before 30 June 2023. Please read the Candidate Information carefully and make sure you have all the details and documents you need, before submitting your application.
There is a £50 registration fee (non-refundable), plus £450 entry fee (a total of £500) to compete in The Fonteyn. After submitting your application, you will be taken to a different page to pay your registration fee of £50. The remaining balance of £450 will be due by the closing date. Failure to make payment will result in your application being deemed incomplete.
If you need any help completing this form, please contact us.
Your West End debut
This year all candidates will have the chance to dance at the historic His Majesty’s Theatre, home of the Genée International Ballet Competition for seven years between 1992 and 2001.
Don't miss your opportunity to perform on one of the most iconic stages in the heart of London.
photo: Blake Ezra
"Participating in the Fonteyn has undoubtedly been a highlight of my life. The Fonteyn is a great opportunity to be seen by people of the ballet industry and from this eye opening experience, I have gained so much knowledge from world renowned choreographers and professionals as well as the inspiring candidates of the Fonteyn. I am very honoured and humbled to now be a part of such a treasured legacy and seeing the past successes of so many dancers involved in this competition, this has continued to motivate me for the years to come in my dance career."
Milei Lee, Silver Medal 2021