International Dance Gala

Wednesday June 15th on Gothenburg Opera House Main Stage. 
Length 2 h 30 min, incl. intermission.

Young dance talents from all over Northern Europe meet in a dance competition and gala evening of ballet and contemporary dance and share the stage with world-famous dance artists.


Welcome to Prix du Nord, an exclusive and exciting international dance gala on the Gothenburg Opera’s main stage with guest dancers from the Royal Ballet and the American Ballet Theater amongst others.

Young dance students between the ages of 14 and 19 will meet during the gala in a competition of ballet and modern dance where an international jury selects this year’s winner of the Prix du Nord.

The following schools are participating in the competition: Svenska Balettskolan / Swedish National Ballet School, Norwegian National Ballet School, Finnish National Ballet School, Tivoli Ballet School Denmark, National Ballet School of Iceland, Tallin Ballet School, Latvia National Ballet School and National MK Curlionis School of Arts, Helsinki Dance Institute, Keski Pohjanmaan Konservatori, Espoo Danceinstitut, Ida Dance School, Estonia, Klassiski Listdansskolinn Iceland, Den Norske Ballettskole og Akademi, Royal Swedish Ballet School, Alhanko Ballet School / BASE23 and the Oslo National Academy of the Arts.


From the Dance Gala at the Gotheburg Opera 2019

Sebastian Michanek, Artistic Director of the Prix du Nord:

With the competition, we want to motivate young talented dancers in Sweden and northern Europe and contribute to their dance education. In it’s new form, the competition remains an important platform for the next generation of dancers to be able to meet and share experiences together. The dance gala is a unique opportunity for all dance lovers to see and experience a wide range of classical ballet and modern dance!


More information about the Gala Performance with the Grand Finale of Prix du Nord will be announced here later.

Tickets are available through the Opera House ticket office.


Book Gala Tickets

Tickets are available through the Opera House ticket office.