The Hungarian State Opera, the Hungarian National Ballet Institute, the Foundation for Ballet Students of the Hungarian State Opera, with the support of the Veszprém-Balaton 2023 European Capital of Culture programme, will organize a large-scale international event this summer.


Venue HQ: ActiCity | Veszprém

Accomodation and Leisure HQ: Hunguest Hotel BÁL Resort | Balatonalmádi

The first ever Hungarian Ballet Grand Prix - Veszprém international ballet competition for children and youth age groups is organised between 26 – 29 June 2023.

The goal of the event is talent management and the establishment of a tradition, as well as promoting ballet teaching and ballet art among a wider circle in Hungary.
Professional head of the competition: Tamás Solymosi, ballet dancer and ballet director.


Veszprém, European Capital of Culture in 2023, hosts the 4-day event. Venues of the Grand Prix include the modern ballet and theatre studio of ActiCity cultural and leisure centre built partly with this purpose in mind, as well as various community spaces.


An 11-person international jury ensures the highest standards of the qualifiers and competition. Members of the jury are internationally recognized dance artists, masters and committed sponsors from the world of dance, who have shaped Hungarian ballet.

Tamás Solymosi
Agnese Andersone | Mária Aradi | Gergő Ármin Balázs | Imre Dózsa | Kateryna Kukhar | Gergely Leblanc | Tatiana Melnik | Albert Mirzoyan | Viktoria Podolskaya | Ildikó Pongor




Professional Application | until 21 May 2023
Competition and Assessment by the Jury | 26 June - 28 June 2023
Workshops and Master courses | 26 June - 29 June 2023
Gala event | 29 June 2023


pre-competitive | age 7-9
junior 1 | age 10-12
junior 2 | age 13-14
youth 1 | age 15-16
youth 2 | age 17-18

Winners of the 15-18 age groups receive EUR 2000 cash Youth Grand Prix, and they are also invited to perform at next year’s gala event.

Winners of the 10-14 age groups receive EUR 1000
cash Junior Grand Prix.

The final ranking will be based on the performance of the competitors. Results are announced at a special ceremony on the final day of the competition.


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