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Semi-finalists announced for 2018 USA International Ballet Competition

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Finalists announced in ballet competition; Source: WLBT Finalists announced in ballet competition; Source: WLBT
JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

The semi-finalists have been announced for the 2018 USA International Ballet Competition. The first round of the competition concluded with 44 competitors advancing to round II. A total of 92 dancers competed in round I June 11-14.

Semi-finalists will perform in several sessions beginning at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, June 16 and ending on Sunday. 

Here is a list of the semi-finalists:

SENIOR MALES: 

Jorge Barani (Cuba)

Jorge Boza Caceres (USA)

Albjon Gjorllaku (Great Britain)

Takahiro Hayashi (Japan)

Yuki Kaminaka (Japan)

Hirofumi Kitazume (Japan)

Sangmin Lee (Republic of Korea)

Ryo Munakata (USA)

David Schrenk (USA)

Keynald Vergara Soto (Cuba)

Sicong Wu (China)

SENIOR FEMALES:

Veronica Atienza (Philippines)

Katherine Barkman (USA)

Rieko Hatato (Japan)

Sayaka Ishibashi (Japan)

Shin Jungyoon (Republic of Korea)

Subin Lee (Republic of Korea)

Risa Mochizuki (Japan)

Chisako Oga (USA)

Yunting Qui (China)

JUNIOR MALES:

Diego Altamirano (USA)

Dulgunn Battsengel (Mongolia)

Hyuma Kiyosawa (Japan)

Joseph Markey (USA)

Razmik Marukyan (Armenia)

Harold Mendez (USA)

Isaac Mueller (USA)

Stephen Myers (USA)

Tokuyama Rui (Japan)

JUNIOR FEMALES:

Elizabeth Beyer (USA)

Nicole Klaudine Barroso (Philippines)

Vanessa Childress (USA)

Cassidy Daves (USA)

Carolyne Galvao (Brazil)

Kanon Kimura (Japan)

Mya Kresnyak (Canada)

Liliana Lizalde (USA)

Jolie Rose Lombardo (USA)

Alexandra Manuel (USA)

Julia Rust (USA)

Rheya Shano (USA)

Avery Underwood (USA)

Tia Wenkman (USA)

Park Yujin (Republic of Korea)

Executive Director of the USA IBC, Mona Nicholas, said that visitors from 18 nations and 31 American states are attending the competition.

The competition ends on June 23.

Finalists will be announced Monday, June 18th. 

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