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The First Online International Ballet Competition | Good News Comes that New Generations of National Ballet of China Won Gold and Silver
2020-07-19

The 7th South African International Ballet Competition (online)

Xinyue Zhao from National Ballet of China Won Junior Classical and Junior Contemporary (Female) Gold Medals

Chongzheng Guan from National Ballet of China Won Senior Classical and Senior Contemporary (Male) Gold Medals

Mengxuan Yan from the Dance School of National Ballet of China Won Scholar Contemporary (Female) Silver Medal and Scholar Classical (Female) Bronze Medal

Zihan Kong from the Dance School of National Ballet of China Won Scholar Contemporary (Male) Bronze Medal

Selected Video of Online Gala on July 18


Even though the international stage is competitive, NBC's good news is continuously coming.

South Africa local time on July 18, 2020 at 9:00 p.m., the world's first online international ballet competition, the 7th South African International Ballet Competition was successfully concluded. Xinyue Zhao and Chongzheng Guan, the outstanding new generation dancers from National Ballet of China, won gold medals in classical and modern ballet competitions in their respective groups, while Mengxuan Yan and Zihan Kong, students of the Dance School of National Ballet of China, also achieved good results of one silver and two bronze medals in the competition.

Competition excerpts of Xinyue Zhao and Chongzheng Guan, Le Corsair Pas De Deux

Competition excerpts of Xinyue Zhao and Chongzheng Guan, contemporary work Sacrifice

Competition excerpts of student of Dance School of National Ballet of China Mengxuan Yan, The Sleeping Beauty female variation

Competition excerpts of student of Dance School of National Ballet of China Zihan Kong, Bakhta male variation

Competition excerpts of student of Dance School of National Ballet of China Tianxiao Song, The Swan Lake Prince variation

The 7th South African International Ballet Competition, originally scheduled to take place at the Artscape Opera House from 13 to 18 July, 2020, has taken a leap into the online space and be held virtually due to the impact of the epidemic. Director Feng Ying, who was invited by the Competition Organizing Committee to be a judge in as early as 2019, also watched, communicated and evaluated the contestants' videos online for the first time together with award-winning ballet experts from all over the world.

Introduction of the panelists on the official website of the 7th South African International Ballet Competition

Director Feng Ying and the judges of the South African International Ballet Competition reviewed, discussed and communicated online, and scored the contestants strictly and carefully during the online selection process.

During the preparation process for the online competition, Director Feng Ying carefully guided and rehearsed the two dancers, striving for perfection in every detail from movements to expressions, from costumes to headdresses.


Harvest and perception of the new generation of the dancers


Endeavor and growth of students of the Dance School of National Ballet of China

Mengxuan Yan, 2017 student of Dance School of National Ballet of China

Zihan Kong, 2017 student of Dance School of National Ballet of China


The teachers rehearsed for the student of the Dance School of National Ballet of China also expressed their praise of the students' hard work and their congratulations for the excellent results.

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