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Winners and finalists MAB 2022

As published on the website, which has the value of an official bulletin board and the notice of competition is taken as a formal context of integration of the regulation, in consideration of the difficulties of movement related to the pandemic, this year, at the launch of the 2022 edition (November 2021), the MAB technical committee chose that foreign candidates compete only through video, allocating them, if the emergency was prolonged, the Special Prize Gioia di Danzare.

At the end of the voting, recorded an emergency situation not completely resolved in the world, the option was confirmed.

The general ranking has, however, suggested to allocate to foreign competitors (since the absolute winners of the 3 categories in competition) the institutional prizes, in ex aequo with those who, during the final on June 12, will compete live in Italy and will reach the podium.

As proof of the very high level of foreign candidates, while waiting to identify the winners “in presence”, we report on our website the performances analyzed by the Jury, through a link to the videoclips. 

Category Senior

ProtocolSurname and name
Bacchin Alessia Dilva (Italian winner)
Kim Haryn (Winner of foreign candidates)
Watch the video
In alphabetical order
Alphandery Davide
Bacchin Alessia Dilva
Bruttomesso Riccardo Umberto
D’Onofrio Leonardo
Signorile Giordano
Spampinato Mirko

Category Juniores

ProtocolSurname and name
Maione Sarah (Italian winner)
Kim Ha Eun (Winner of foreign candidates)
Watch the video
In alphabetical order
Budescu Alexandra
Budescu Alexandra
Braini Asia
Di Lorenzo Alessandro
Maione Sarah
Palmiero Silvestro

Category Primavera

ProtocolSurname and name
Dinon Lorenzo (Italian winner)
Ong Tiffany Jocelyn (Winner of foreign candidates)
Watch the video
In alphabetical order
Aloisi Sara
Bacchin Frida
Dinon Lorenzo
Franzi Virginia
Polverini Nicole
Sala Naoko

MAB USA 1st Edt Winners

Category Senior

Surname and name
Piper Leistiko (USA)

Category Juniores

Surname and name
Jasmine Potter (Canada)

Category Primavera

Surname and name
Julia Jacobson (Canada)

Special awards

Surname and name
La Gioia di Danzare “Sabrina Beretta” – Nathaly Riezk (Siria)

MAB Prize winners, Maria Antonietta Berlusconi 2022 – Special awards

  • WINNER in Entertainment category: Silvestro Palmiero

During the evening, two important awards were presented, created for Ass. MAB by artist and designer Ivan Nadin:

  • PREMIO ALLA CARRIERA (CAREER AWARD), to mark 40 years on the stage, for artistic and cultural merits to the prima ballerina ALESSANDRA FERRI
  • PREMIO AMICI DI MAB (FRIENDS OF MAB AWARD), for his constant support for young people and valuable support for the association’s activities, to CARLO GORLA (Mediaset Information Programme Development Director)

Privately, Silvio Andrea Beretta, President of Ass. MAB received from the artist Dolores Puthod a lithograph portraying Ms Fracci, who has always been a generous and passionate member of the PremioMAB cast.

The historic work by Dolores Puthod was part of the lithographic folder and exhibition ‘Homage to the Teatro alla Scala in its Bicentenary 1778-1978’

Calendar 2023

2023 / 03 / 30
Deadline for sending videos
2023 / 05 / 28
Semifinals (TAM, Teatro Arcimboldi, Milano / Sala Danza piano 7)
2023 / 05 / 29
Finals (Teatro Manzoni, Milano / Palcoscenico)

Jury 2023 (Updating)

Honorary Artistic Director is Mr Julio Bocca.
The 2023 jury will be announced at the conclusion of the registrations.

MAB USA 1st Edt Jury Los Angeles – August 2022

Gisella Zilembo

General Manager MAB Award

Silvio Beretta

Ass. MAB President

Caridad Martinez


Charla Genn

South Africa / New York USA

Astrid Sherman

South Africa / Los Angeles USA

Ahmad Joudeh

Syria / The Netherlands

Chan Hon Goh

China / Canada

Jorge Barani

Cuba / Bulgaria

Farah Yasmeen Shaikh

Pakistan / San Francisco USA

Guy de Bock

Belgium / Italy

Claudia Zaccari


Louise Hickey

Los Angeles USA

Ming Yan Cui Davis

China / Chicago USA

Bridget McDonough

Chicago USA

Carlton Wilborn

Los Angeles USA

Juliette Crump

Montana usa

Patroness – Rossella Brescia

Rossella Brescia, star of Dance, TV and Radio, has always been the sponsor of the MAB Award.

Rossella Brescia: a complete artist, able to move with versatility and talent from theatre, television, radio, conducting to ballet… what role has dance played in your life and profession?
Dance has played a predominant role in my life, it has formed me to face life itself. Dance is culture, passion and stubbornness. The teachings of this extraordinary discipline have also been invaluable to me in my other jobs. Dance takes kids off the streets and gives you a discipline for life.

For you, what is the value of the meeting with the young dancers of the Award named after Maria Antonietta Berlusconi?
First of all, I am honoured by the renewed invitation, because I believe in the honesty and professionalism of this competition. I am grateful to MAB, and here I am acting as spokesperson for the young, because MAB has understood how difficult it is to get good opportunities! Meeting the young dancers backstage has always a certain effect on me, because I understand perfectly what they are feeling and I understand their immense joy at being able to perform in the final in front of great international masters!

“Dance as a way of life”… but, in your experience, are there really any conditions for making a living from dance today?
Unfortunately, the period we are living in is not rosy and therefore the crisis is in all fields, but I hope that the opportunities for art and culture will never run out.

What do you wish for the candidates of the MAB Award?
My greatest wish is that they return home with a good memory, with the idea of having had a great experience and above all full of confidence and extra stimulation! For the winner “toy toy toy” as we say in dance.

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