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Sunepsangla Jamir of Nagaland won the first prize at the Great Indian Ballet Competition, 2019 held in Mumbai recently.

Jamir won the first prize in the Classic Solo Youth category.

She is the daughter of Aomeren Jamir of Nagaland.

The competition was held at the Russian Centre in the country’s entertainment capital.

This year’s edition of Great Indian Ballet Competition witnessed participation from 61 students.

Participants from across all corners of India in the age group of four to 25 years perform in two styles —classical and modern.

Notably, both the semi-finals and the finals of the competition were open to public.

The competition followed a no-audition format, where it is open for any enthusiast to apply.

Elimination took place through the first round and was judged by Singapore-based dance teacher Kimberely Martin, Japanese dancer Chiiho Sano who is studying the therapeutic effects of ballet and Goa-based Tino Sanchez who has worked with the likes of performance company, Cirque du Soleil.

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