At the end of each season, we Friends of Ballet Zurich have the privilege of awarding the Tanzpreis. In doing so, we express our appreciation and recognition of the overall performance of the dancers of Ballet Zurich and the Junior Ballet. Thanks to the numerous training, rehearsal and performance visits, we have a gained deeper insight into the artistic and creative work of the dancers and, based on this, we can nominate our favourite from the company as well as from the Junior Ballet. The Tanzpreis is an audience award and votes are cast based on personally chosen criteria such as charisma, stage presence and technical ability. Here you can find the biographies of the dancers of Ballet Zurich. The regulations for the Tanzpreis can be found here (Both links are only available in German).

We are pleased that the Tanzpreis 21/22 can take place regularly again this year. The festive award ceremony will take place after the performance of Peer Gynt on Friday, 24 June 2022.

The last two awards did not take place in the usual setting due to the pandemic situation. During the Corona-months, the dancers kept fit and healthy at home, placed the dance floor in the craziest places and practised in the kitchen, living room or basement and sorely missed performing on the opera house stage.

Many thanks for the generous commitment



The prize winners