Michele Esposito wins Adveq scholarship at 45th Prix de Lausanne international dance competition

Lausanne, Switzerland, February 7, 2017 – Adveq, a leading asset manager investing in private equity globally, congratulates Mr. Michele Esposito on winning the firm’s ballet scholarship at the 2017 Prix de Lausanne international dance competition.


Italian dancer Michele Esposito was awarded Adveq’s scholarship at this year’s international ballet competition for young dancers held in Lausanne, Switzerland, from January 30th to February 4th.

The 17 year-old, who currently studies at the Tanz Akademie Zurich, Switzerland, was selected to receive the prize out of 68 other candidates, who each performed their chosen classical and contemporary variations over the course of the week.

The winner was appointed by a jury made up of nine internationally renowned dance professionals. While advanced skills were taken into account, the juror’s primary focus was on the candidate’s potential to succeed as a professional ballet dancer. President of the jury is Kevin O’Hare, Director at the Royal Ballet London.


Bruno Raschle, Chairman of Adveq, commented:

“Adveq has been a proud sponsor of the Prix de Lausanne for ten years, supporting young dancers who passionately strive for excellence and outperformance in their artistic field. We are pleased to see that our former scholarship winners have successfully completed their studies at leading dance schools around the world. We congratulate Mr. Esposito on his achievement, and wish him every success in his future career.”


The Prix de Lausanne is an international ballet competition that aims to provide a springboard for talented dancers. The Prix offers scholarships and apprenticeships with the world’s finest schools and companies. From the very beginning, a commitment to the health, education and well-being of young dancers has been fundamental to the Prix’s underlying philosophy.

Since 2007, Adveq has been fostering emerging international talent in the dance world through its sponsorship of this globally-renowned ballet competition. Previous Prix de Lausanne winners hail from a variety of countries around the globe, including the United States, Brazil, China, Japan and Portugal. They have since studied at some of the world’s leading dance schools, including the Royal Ballet School and the English National Ballet School in London, the Hamburg Ballet School in Germany, the Ballet Academy in St Petersburg, Russia, the San Francisco Ballet School in the United States, Birmingham Royal Ballet in the UK and Shanghai Dance School in China.

For more information on the Prix de Lausanne: www.prixdelausanne.org

For more information on Adveq: www.adveq.com


Further information:

Jovana Alt

Head of Communications

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Tel.: +41 (0)58 445 55 11

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