Como Lake Dance Award

The aim of the Competition is to foster and encourage the talent of young dancers, not yet professionals,  coming worldwide, opening them the doors to the most prestigious international dance academies rewarding them with scholarships and special prizes.


The international Jury has the task to give Institutional Awards for the 1st - 2nd - 3rd of each category and style, and find the best talents to whom assign the scholarships sponsored by the International prestigious Academies partners of the competition.

Giacomo Molinari, Artistic Director of the competition, will coordinate alle the activities of the Jury.


Michael Blake

Artistic Director of the Jazz and Contemporary Trainee Program at the Joffrey Ballet School

Vladimir Derevianko

Étoile Internazionale dal Bolshoi di Mosca | Direttore Balletto Dresden | Direttore Maggio Musicale di Firenze | Maître del Teatro alla Scala

Michael Leon Thomas

Director for CASAileyCamp New York

Stefano Rosato

Teacher Central School of Ballet (London)| London Contemporary Dance School

Fernando Carrillo

Coreographer & Teacher, NYC 's Ailey Extension, STEPS on Broadway and Joffrey Ballet School | Teaching Assistant at University of Iowa


Rossella Battisti

Giornalista e critico di danza

Aldo Masella

Regista | Giornalista | Professore e critico musicale

Antonio Desiderio

Artist Management


The theater, opened more than 300 days a year, it is a hectic home of thousands of activities. In addition to performances of drama, dance and the seasons of operas and concerts, it is home of theater and dance schools (classical, modern-jazz, flamenco), populated by children of all ages. For years part of the “Circuito Lirico Lombardo” association, the Teatro Sociale di Como-AsLiCo is also a production theater, with many established musical projects grouped in a wider framework of Opera Education.


The Como Lake Dance Award provides the opportunity for all dancers to express their talents not only during the competitions, but also in a multitude of diverse events organized in collaboration with the Teatro Sociale di Como, main event partner, and other beings in the sphere of entertainment, culture, as well as the corporate world. We believe that talent should be expressed and discovered not only on stage, but it must be lived and performed through the whole experience!


From the collaboration with the Teatro Sociale di Como and all partners of the project, comes the idea of giving value and visibility to the best talents of the competition by offering them an exclusive stage at the end of the competition. The idea is to bring together in the final Gala show the winners of the first prize of each category, together with internationally renowned professional dancers, so that the performance becomes an incentive and further recognition for the participants.
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