2023 XII USA INTERNATIONAL BALLET COMPETITION IN JACKSON
The world’s best dancers take the stage June 10 -24, 2023, as the official international ballet competition for the United States convenes in Jackson, Mississippi. Two divisions (junior, ages 14-18, and senior, ages 19-28) compete for the gold, silver and bronze medals as well as cash prizes and contracts. Come for a day, a round, or two full weeks of competition performances, special programs and exciting events.
Friday, June 23, 7:30 pm
Thalia Mara Hall $55
Featuring music by the Mississippi Symphony Orchestra, the Awards Gala is the highly anticipated presentation of awards and medals to the talented XII USA IBC medalists. Audience members will enjoy Jury-selected performances by the winners.
No. 3 Isabella Howard — United States
No. 12 Mengxuan Yan — China
No. 28 Julie Joyner — United States
No. 35 Corbin Holloway — United States
No. 37 Alexie Orohovosky — United States (Hattiesburg, MS)
No. 38 Zihan Kong — China
No. 43 Kangwon Lee — Republic of Korea
No. 51 Yunju Lee — Republic of Korea
No. 71 Sayako Toku — Japan
No. 77 Xinyue Zhao — China
No. 96 Ryo Sasaki — Japan
No. 98 Munkhjin Ulziijargal — Mongolia
No. 102 Chongzheng Guan — China
No. 109 Yuval Cohen — Israel
Entergy Grand Prix Ball
Friday, June 23, 10:00 pm
Jackson Convention Complex $100
Join us after the Awards Ceremony at the Jackson Convention Complex for the Grand Prix Ball to celebrate the dancers’ accomplishments while dancing to the soulful sounds of The Chill!
C Spire Encore Gala
Saturday, June 24, 7:30 pm
Thalia Mara Hall $20 - $65
Come to see the best of the best as the finalists perform their finest works for the last time at the competition! Accompanied by the Mississippi Symphony Orchestra, these masterful performances conclude the festivities of the 2023 USA International Ballet Competition.