The Washington Post
While American athletes are vying for gold medals in London, a local dancer has won a gold of his own at what has been called the Olympics of ballet. The Washington Ballet’s Brooklyn Mack won first prize Sunday at the International Ballet Competition in Varna, Bulgaria, the company announced Monday.
Mack shared the senior men’s gold medal with Ukrainian dancer Denys Cherevychko of the Vienna State Ballet. Among the works Mack performed was an excerpt from “Le Corsaire.”
Two Japanese dancers won second prize in the women's and men's categories at the prestigious International Ballet Competition in Varna, Bulgaria, on Saturday.