For many dancers, the International Ballet Competition in Varna is the ultimate test of technique and artistry. In ballet, a gold from Varna is just as prestigious as all those medals Michael Phelps has hanging around his neck.

 

Congrats to Americans Brooklyn Mack and Miko Fogarty, who both just had incredible showings at the 25th IBC–Varna. Mack, a dancer with The Washington Ballet, shared the gold with Denis Cherevichko for the senior men. Fogarty, who was recently featured in the documentary "First Position," took home a thrid class distinction. Here are the rest of the results.


Senior Women 

Gold Medal: Not awarded
Silver Medal: Miki Wakuta, Japan and Chae-Eun Yang, Korea
Bronze Medal: Christina Chochanova, Bulgaria and Aigerim Beketayeva, Kazakhstan


Senior Men
Gold Medal: Brooklyn Mack, USA and Denis Cherevichko, Austria
Silver Medal: Arata Miyagawa, Japan
Bronze Medal: Not awarded

Junior Girls
First Class Distinction: Wang Qingxin, China
Second Class Distinction: Not awarded
Third Class Distinctions: Min Jung Kim, Korea, Nataly Bratanova, Bulgaria and Miko Fogarty, USA

Junior Boys
First Class Distinction: He Taiyu, China
Second Class Distinction: Not awarded
Third Class Distinction: Joo Won Ahn, Korea

 

Other Awards
Special Distinction: He Taiyu, China
Special "Emil Dimitrov" prize for young talents:  He Taiyu, China
Prize from the "Nina Kiradjieva" Fund: Christina Chochanova, Bulgaria
Prizes for promising junior dancers awarded by Sylvia Co., Japan: Kateryna Odarenko, Belarus and Joo Won Ahn, Korea
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