"The Solo in dance form is like a small diamond in a set of jewels and should be appreciated as uniquely valuable by itself...
A child's uniqueness is more enhanced through the individual solo work- like privately and separately carving out that small gem to create something even more beautiful. The solo is a lone work in its final stage but the work towards the end product is nonetheless full of team achievement"
Cosima Borrer (left) rehearsing at the Semper Oper, Dresden, 1991
Cosima Borrer-Stadnik is of Swiss- Australian heritage and is an international prize winner (Prix de Lausanne). After graduating from the State Ballet School, Berlin, she was both a corps de ballet member and soloist in Dresden (Semper Oper), Vienna (Wiener Staatsballett) and Moscow (Russian State Ballet). Ms. Borrer-Stadnik was a guest artist with the Bayreuther Festspiel, State Hermitage Theater and St. Petersburg State Academic Ballet Theater. It was in this city where she remained to complete her studies in Ballet Pedagogy and graduated with a Masters in 1999, having worked and studied for four years with experts of the Vaganova Method and many of the best pedagogues of the twentieth century. Since then, having taught all over the world, she combines her unique experience and knowledge to assist children and teachers alike. She choreographed all the existing solos for Solo Dance Prize ©