|Photo from the CTIBC|
Best wishes to Next Generation Ballet New Artist Hannah Bettes.
Bettes is competing in South Africa this week at the the Cape Town International Ballet Competition (CTIBC).
Founded by Dirk Badenhorst, CTIBC is the only international ballet competition on the African continent.
Bettes competes among 50 professional and non-professional dancers from around the globe including the Republic of South Korea, Argentina, Armenia, Russia, United States, Brazil, Australia, China and Cuba.
Among the judges are Kevin O’Hare, director-designate of The Royal Ballet and Dr. Ramona da Sáa, Director and Professor of the National Ballet School of Cuba.
Elimination rounds take place throughout the week, and two Gala performances take place Saturday and Sunday.
Bettes recently placed second overall and received the audience favorite award at the Prix de Lausanne in Switzerland.