25-year-old Candice Adea, a principal dancer of Ballet Philippines, wins First Prize, Senior Women’s Division, at the Helsinki International Ballet Competition, one of the most prestigious ballet competitions in the world. Her partner, Jean Marc Cordero, also a principal dancer of Ballet Philippines, was a semi-finalist. He won a Special Jury Award for Best in Pas de Deux Technique (partnering). The competition drew 69 dancers from 28 countries.
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