Genée 2016 Live Streaming

7 Dec 2016

This year’s online coverage of the final will be hosted by the popular Australian TV Presenter and ‘Dancing with The Stars’ 2015 winner.

Building on the success of last year’s award-winning live stream, the Genée International Ballet Competition Final on 11 December will be broadcast online from Sydney Opera House. This will give viewers around the world the chance to watch some of the world’s most talented young ballet dancers compete in one of the most prestigious ballet competitions.

The live stream will be available through paid-for access via an online streaming website on Sunday 11 December 2016 at 6.30pm AEDT / 7.30am GMT. Viewers will also be given access to exclusive content, including interviews and backstage coverage, during the intervals.


Audiences watching the live stream in real time will be able to cast their vote for their favourite dancer to win the Margot Fonteyn Audience Choice Award via an online poll. Viewers will also be able to download a copy of the Genée Souvenir Programme.

The broadcast coverage of the final will remain available online for a further three months for live stream viewers to watch the competition at their convenience, and in different time zones, or to watch it again in the comfort of their own home to replay their favourite moments.


The live stream hosted by Emma Freedman can be accessed via a paid-for link for $30 (RAD members can login to the members’ area for a discounted rate).

All Margot Fonteyn Audience Choice Award votes submitted via the online poll will be added to the live votes cast by the Sydney Opera House audience on the night to decide the winner.

Visit the live stream website to register.


Returning to Australia in 2016, the Genée International Ballet Competition is now in its 85th year. The Genée is named after the RAD’s first president, Dame Adeline Genée, and is renowned for launching the professional careers of young ballet dancers. Past medalists have gone on to join celebrated companies around the world including: The Australian Ballet, The Mariinsky Ballet, American Ballet Theatre, The National Ballet of Canada, English National Ballet and The Royal Ballet.

Originally posted on here.