The 2018 Genée International Ballet Competition, held by the Royal Academy of Dance (RAD), took place in Hong Kong in August with 20 Australians among the chosen 51 participants. Seventeen-year old Australian dancer Joshua Green emerged triumphant winning a prestigious gold award as well as the Choreographic Award in the Dancer’s Own category. He spoke to Limelightabout his success.
Joshua Green. Photograph © Keith Sin, courtesy of the Royal Academy of Dance
What does winning a gold medal at the Genée mean to you?
Winning the gold medal was something I’d only ever dreamed of. Going into the Final, I was just so thankful to be there and the other boys are such great people, that I was going to be happy no matter who won, whether it be myself or anyone else. The group of finalists did become a little family and the support within the group was amazing. So winning the gold medal was the single most humbling experience of my life. It’s something that I never imagined I would be able to achieve so for it to actually happen was mind-blowing. It’s been about a week since the Genée and, when...