The Fonteyn

The Margot Fonteyn International Ballet Competition, named after RAD’s longest serving president Dame Margot Fonteyn DBE, is our flagship annual event.

Formerly known as the Genée, after the RAD’s first president Adeline Genée, the competition was renamed in May this year – a week after Margot Fonteyn would have turned 100. Margot Fonteyn is regarded as the greatest ballet dancer of her generation, and was instrumental in shaping the RAD’s international expansion. The RAD will continue to honour its first president with the Adeline Genée gold medal for the best dancer.

Find out more about this year’s Margot Fonteyn International Competition, to be held in London, UK, and be inspired by previous competition stories. You can find out all of the information you need about the Fonteyn 2020 – including scheduling and ticket information as well as who the judges and faculty of this year’s edition are – as well as learn about the competition’s rich history and fascinating past competitions.

About the Fonteyn

Find out about the history of The Margot Fonteyn International Ballet Competition.
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The Fonteyn 2020

Find out about this year's Genée International Ballet Competition, to be held in Toronto, Canada.
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Support the Fonteyn

The Fonteyn International Ballet Competition and the events that surround it each year are funded by the Royal Academy of Dance centrally, local organising committee fundraising campaigns, and by sponsors.
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