Thirty-four dancers will go on to the third round of competition to compete for gold, silver, and bronze medals at the 2010 USA International Ballet Competition in Jackson, Mississippi. They are:
Senior Males: Rodrigo Almarales (Cuba), Guixien Chu (Chinese Taipei), Carlos Hopuy (Cuba), Shimon Ito (USA), Nurlan Konokbayev (Kazakhstan), Balazs Krajczar (Hungary), Kosuke Okumura (Japan), Andri Pisarev (Ukraine), Zhang Xi (China), and Kyohei Yoshida (Japan).
Senior Females: Candice Adea (Philippines), Seo-Hye Han (South Korea), Junna Ige (Japan), Eun Won Lee (South Korea), Ekaterina Oleynik (Belarus), Maki Onuki (Japan), Cao Shuci (China), and Miki Wakuta (Japan).
Junior Males: Constantine Allen (USA), Nathan Chaney (USA), Derek Dunn (USA), Esteban Hernandez (Mexico), Ki-Min Kim (South Korea), Marcelino Sambé (Portugal), Gabe Shayer (USA), Yukihiro Tamura (Japan), and Joan Sebastian Zamora (Columbia).
Junior Females: Ji Young Chae (South Korea), Ayaka Fujii (Japan), Amanda Gomes (Brazil), Fumi Kaneko (Japan), Mariana Layún (Mexico), Alys Shee (Canada), and Patricia Zhou (Canada).
Round three is scheduled for June 22 to 24, with medalists and award winners announced June 25. The USA IBC is held every four years in Jackson. To learn more, visit www.usaibc.com.