Victor Estevez from the National Ballet School of Cuba was second in the contemporary section, junior category, but only a gold medal was awarded in this case.
In the senior section the gold went for Oscar Carmenates from
In the junior section, the winner was Nathan Chaney from the
The special jury prize was awarded to host Andile Ndlovu (22) in acknowledgement of his excellent artistic delivery in both the classical and contemporary genres.
The competition began on July 13 with three days of intense elimination rounds, culminating in Saturday night's grand affair with entrants from
In his closing address, competition director Dirk Badenhorst expressed his gratitude to the Cuban delegation, made up of five dancers, one teacher and a jury member, for the example that the island's arts teaching system represents to the development of ballet in South Africa, which in his words, should be taken as a model to the world.