The Jury

The jury of the semi- and grand finale will consist of one chairman and four jury members and are presented below. The jury for the national selections will be selected by the organizing school in each country.

Jonas Kåge (chairman)

Jonas Kåge received his ballet training at the Royal Swedish Opera’s Ballet School. He then joined the Royal Swedish Ballet where he danced for five years before beginning his international career. From 1971 – 1988 Jonas was Principal Dancer with American Ballet Theatre, Stuttgart Ballet, Geneva Ballet, Zürich Ballet and English National Ballet as well as guesting with Deutsche Oper Berlin, Vienna State Opera, Münich Ballet, National Ballet of Canada, American Ballet Theatre and Aterbaletto, Italy.

Jonas was Artistic Director of Malmö Ballet from 1988 – 1995, and of Ballet West in Utah between 1997-2006. He was awarded the Talia prize in 1993 for his production of Swan Lake in Malmö and the Carina Ari medal in 1994. Jonas has been Artistic Director of the Nordic Baltic Ballet Competition since 2011. He is also a member of the Swedish council for Dance Education.

Jury member 1

To be announced

Jury member 2

To be announced

Jury member 3

To be announced

Jury member 4

To be announced