Young man from Leiria wins gold in the “dance Olympics”
The dancer António Casalinho won all the prizes at the International Ballet Competition, held in Varna, Bulgaria, announced the International Conservatory of Ballet and Dance Annarella Sánchez, Leiria.
António Casalinho, 15, was the youngest of the competition, who is considered by some as the “dance Olympics”, and won the gold medal, having also been distinguished with the most promising dancer prize, the prize of the most young man in the competition and still the Grand Prix Varna 2018, after presenting the ‘Minkus’ Paquita ‘Variation from the Grand Pas’.
The distinction precedes the show of the ‘International Summer Course 2018’ of the International Conservatory of Ballet and Dance Annarella Sánchez.
“It is proof that in Portugal we can train dancers,” said the head of the conservatoire, Annarella Sánchez, on the official school page on Facebook, stressing that “although António Casalinho is Portuguese and represents Portugal, the school he leads is Cuban “.
The Varna International Ballet Competition is a biennial competition. The competition was founded in 1964 and later held in 1965 and 1966 and then every two years thereafter.