WHEN Brayden Gallucci joins dancers from around the world in Switzerland next month for the Prix de Lausanne competition, he knows how he wants it to go.
First, the 16-year-old from Belmont will nail his classical and contemporary performances. Someone from the Royal Ballet School of London will be watching. Ideally, they’ll offer him a place – but first, there’s a competition to focus on.
“It’s going to be tough,” Mr Gallucci said.
“The competition is mainly about giving scholarships to students who have a future in classical ballet.”
The Lake Macquarie Dance Centre graduate has danced since he was five, and recently began studying at Sydney’s Alegria academy.
The Prix de Lausanne is held for dancers aged 15 to 18 who have not yet danced professionally.