Wednesday 19 August 2015 by Clare Evans

With past winners including The Royal Ballet’s Lauren Cuthbertson, Steven McRae and more recently, Francesca Hayward, you are very likely to be watching dance stars in the making in the Genée International Ballet Competition.

Returning to London for the first time in five years, the Royal Academy of Dance’s flagship event will hold its Grand Final at Sadler’s Wells on 19 September. The Genée Competition is open to dancers aged 15 – 19 who have passed the RAD’s Advanced 2 with Distinction, and the event has already sold out. But for the first time in its 84 year history, it will be streaming live online.

The live stream will be presented by Deborah Bull CBE, former Principal Dancer of The Royal Ballet, Creative Director of the Royal Opera House, writer and TV presenter.

Deborah Bull says: “I’m delighted to be presenting the first ever live streaming of the Final of the Genée International Ballet Competition. Since 2002, the Genée has been travelling internationally and making its presence felt in many different countries. In live streaming the event, the Royal Academy of Dance is taking the next step, opening the doors of Sadler’s Wells theatre and sharing the next generation of dance talent with ballet fans around the world.”

Log on from wherever you are in the world to watch. RAD members can watch the streamed event for a discounted fee of £9 (£14 full price).

Visit for details on how to purchase access.

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