29-31 de Outubro

Global Dance Open- Portugal é um evento de três dias que consiste em um concurso internacional e workshops para qualificar de representar Portugal nos finais em abril-

O competição será na Auditiorio Carlos de Carmo, situada na cidade de Lagoa. As instalações oferecem auditório de última geração, vestiários, refeitórios e salas de oficina.

Concurso: Aberto a bailarinos nacionais  de 6 a 30 anos. Os estilos incluem: ballet clássico, contemporâneo, jazz, nacional, hip-hop, acrodance e neoclássico.

Workshops: Aberto a todos os dançarinos que participam do evento e na área local. Todos os bailarinos podem ter acesso direto à experiência inestimável de nosso corpo docente em Ballet, Contemporâneo e Jazz.



Auditiorio Carlos do Carmo em Lagoa, Algarve.


 8400-415 Lagoa


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Judge- Iwanson International

Antonia Čop started her dance career in Croatia as Modern dancer in the company Kelkope and as a commercial dancer for various singers, events and tv shows. 

Since 2014, she has been part of Johannes Härtl company and has appeared in several of his productions. In 2015 she graduated from Iwanson International as a contemporary dancer and continued her education in dance pedagogy at Palucca University of Dance. While dancing for several companies in Germany and abroad, together with Marta Rak, she choreographed and danced in “Mrlje” at the Festival Periskop in Rijeka, Croatia and taught and created a choreographed piece for “Odisey”, as part of an integration programme for immigrants. 

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Judge- Lisbon Performing Arts College

As a young dancer, Alicia trained at the Elizabeth Hill School of Dance and Drama in

Merseyside, before taking a 3 year vocational course at Phil Winston’s Theatreworks.

After performing professionally in London’s West End for 8 years, Alicia now has her own

theatre school, the Afonso School of Performing Arts Ltd, based in Hertfordshire, as well as

an online teacher training platform for the IDTA Level 4 qualification.

With 18 years of teaching experience, Alicia is an adjudicator, a Fellow of the IDTA and has

enjoyed lecturing and running workshops for the IDTA and other dance associations in

recent years. Previously a full-time faculty member at Jelli Studios Theatre Arts College

where she trained student teachers, as well as the Btec and HND courses. She is also

certified with Acrobatic Arts and Progressing Ballet Technique (PBT).

Alicia is proud to have won two IDTA teaching awards including the Arthur J. Gallagher

Bursary in 2014, awarded for gaining the highest mark in any associate teaching exam

within the theatre branch of the IDTA, as well as the John Knight Award for achieving the

highest mark in Fellowship Theatre Craft 2018.

Her professional credits include June in Chicago the Musical, Garrick Theatre, London;

ensemble and swing in We Will Rock You at the Dominion Theatre, London; Liz in Chicago

the Musical UK tour; dance captain in Dick Whittington at the Derngate Theatre,

Northampton; ensemble in West End Rocks, Reading; ensemble in Cinderella, Bristol

Hippodrome and Northampton.

Alicia also appeared on many TV shows, including the live broadcast of BBC 2012 Olympic

Handover Party and numerous concerts as a featured dancer.



Judge- European School of Ballet

Born in Rome, Cristina Saso started her training at Balletto di Roma. At fourteen years old, competing in Isola di Capri, she was awarded by Carla Fracci a scholarship at the renowned Princess Grace Academy of Monte-Carlo directed by Marika Besobrasova. She continued her training at the Ballet School Heinz Bosl Stiftung with Konstanze Vernon in Munich.

He professional career started at the Teatro dell’Opera di Roma under the direction of Vladimir Vassiliev and she later joined the Teatro di San Carlo. During the nine years spent in Naples, she danced soloist and principal roles under the directions of Elisabetta Terabust and Luciano Cannito.

Following a one-year season with the Tulsa Ballet in the USA, she got an offer to sign a lifelong contract as a ballerina with the Teatro dell’Opera di Roma. There, she worked with several directors such as Carla Fracci, Misha Van Hoecke and Eleonora Abbagnato.

Her repertoire included all the leads in classical ballets such as different productions of Giselle (Carla Fracci, Ricardo Nunez, Patricia Ruanne, Patrice Bart), The Nutcracker (Jean-Yves Lormeau, Amedeo Amodio, Sasha Mukhamedov, Luciano Cannito, Derek Deane), Romeo and Juliet (Kenneth MacMillan, John Cranko, Patrice Bart), Swan Lake (Ricardo Nunez, Galina Samsova, Christopher Wheeldon, Benjamin Pech, Patrice Bart) and (Raymonda (Loris Gai, Rudolf Nureyev).

She also danced a large repertoire of masters such as George Balanchine (Serenade, Walpurgisnacht, Who Cares, La Valse, La Chatte, Le Bal), Roland Petit (Pink Floyd Ballet, Duke Ellington Ballet, L’Arlesienne, Carmen, Coppelia) and other various pieces by Alvin Ailey (The River), Frederick Ashton (Rhapsody, Thais), Youri Vamos (Carmina Burana), Martha Graham (Diversion of Angels), Paul Chalmer (La Gitana, La Vestale), Hans van Manen (Grosse Fugue), Renato Zanella (Alles Waltzer), Peer Gynt), Luciano Cannito (Dal Faust di Goethe), Maurizio Wainrot (A Streetcar named Desire) and José Limon (The Moor’s Pavane).

Since 2015, she has been offered the post of ballet mistress/assistant of most of the company’s productions. She has also traveled internationally to teach master classes in Indonesia, Malaysia and Japan.

Cristina Saso has served as Talent Scout of the European School of Ballet since 2019.


SOLO                              40€

DUET/TRIO                   30€ por participante 

SMALL GROUP             20€ por participante

LARGE GROUP             17.50€ por participante

TAXA DA INSCRIÇÃO.  25€ por participante