Congratulations to Ballet Internationale on this double success. Here are some details about the two medal winners:
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<small>Ogulcan Borova, Principal from the Ballet Internationale website
Ogulcan was recognized in 1996 as the ìPrize Winnerî at the National Competition in Turkey, his home country. He won a bronze medal in the Junior Division at the 1998 Varna International Ballet Competition in Bulgaria, was a finalist at the 1998 Paris International Ballet Competition, and in 1999 a semi-finalist at the Japan International Ballet and Modern Dance Competition. In Turkey Borova danced leading roles in La Fille Mal Gardee, Don Quixote, Flames of Paris and Le Corsaire. He joined Ballet Internationale in 1999, and successfully made his debut in the full-length ballet The Nutcracker in the leading role of the Prince. He has also danced solo roles in the company's productions of Napoli, Phaedra, The Creation of the World, and A Thousand and One Nights.
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Alexi is from Russia and studied at one of the worldís finest ballet institutions, the Ballet Academy of Moscow under the direction of Bolshoi star Gennady Ledyakh. He had guest performances in New York City in 1997 and Nice, France in 1998. In 1999 Mr. Agoudine joined the Vienna State Opera Academy where he continued his education with distinguished ballet masters such as Valentin Onochko. His solo roles include The Pas de Trois in Swan Lake, Basil in Don Quixote, and various productions of The Nutcracker, Amade, and Swan Lake. This is his first season with Ballet Internationale