The Genée International Ballet Competition, named after RAD’s first president Dame Adeline Genée DBE, is our flagship annual event.

Find out more about this year’s Genée Competition, to be held in Toronto, Canada, and be inspired by previous Genée stories. You can find out all of the information you need about Genée 2019 – including scheduling and ticket information as well as who the judges and faculty of this year’s edition is – as well as learn about the Genée’s rich history and fascinating past competitions.

About the Genée

The Genée International Ballet Competition, named after RAD's first president Dame Adeline Genée, is our flagship annual event.
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Genée 2019

2019 sees the Genée head to Toronto from 20-29 August 2019.
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Genée 2016

RAD Australia last hosted the Genée International Ballet Competition in Sydney in 2016.
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Genée Fundraising

Every year we work hard to fundraise around the globe to support this incredible competition. Find out how you can support our efforts.
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Further Information


Interested in competing for the coveted Genée medals? Check the competition eligibility criteria below.
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Competition Format

An outline of the format for the Genée competition. Dancer's Own Candidates perform a variation of between 1.00 – 1.30 minutes (in pointe shoes for…
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Medals and Awards

Each year the candidates perform for one of three medals. Audience and choreography awards are also given. The Prize Three medals are usually awarded –…
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Commissioned Choreographer

Each year the RAD's Artistic Director commissions a choreographer with a strong link either to the Academy, the competition or the host country. The Commissioned…
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