- Associated Press - Friday, June 27, 2014

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - Here are the 2014 award winners of the USA International Ballet Competition:

Men’s Senior Gold Medalist - Jeong Hansol, Republic of Korea

Women’s Senior Gold Medalist - Shiori Kase, Japan

Men’s Senior Silver Medalist - Byul Yun, Republic of Korea

Women’s Senior Silver Medalists - Irina Sapozhnikova, Russia and Tamako Miyazaki, Japan

Men’s Senior Bronze Medalists - Aaron Smyth, Australia and Ivan Duarte, Brazil

Women’s Senior Bronze Medalist - Ga-Yeon Jung, Republic of Korea

Monetary awards in the senior division:

Gold -$8,000

Silver - $5,000

Bronze - $3,000

Men’s Junior Gold Medalist - Taiyu He, Peoples Republic of China

Women’s Junior Gold Medalist - Gisele Bethea, USA

Men’s Junior Silver Medalist - Jinsol Eum, Republic of Korea

Women’s Junior Silver Medalist - Mackenzie Richter, USA

Men’s Junior Bronze Medalist - Gustavo Carvalho, Brazil

Women’s Junior Bronze Medalists - Yasmin Lomondo, Brazil and Paulina Guraieb Abella, Mexico

Monetary awards in the junior division:

Gold - $5,000

Silver - $3,000

Bronze - $1,500

In case of ties, winners share the monetary award.

Additional awards:

Best Junior Couple - Yasmin Lomondo and Gustavo Carvalho, of Brazil; $500 each

Best Senior Couple - Ga-Yeon Jung and Ki Seok Ha, of Republic of Korea; $500 each

Choreography - Nicholas Blanc for “Rendez-Vous,” contemporary selection danced by Aaron Smyth and Cara Marie Gary; $2,500

Robert Joffrey Award of Merit - Daniel Alejandro McCormick-Quintero, of Mexico; $1,000

Jury Awards of Encouragement - Yue Shi of Peoples Republic of China and Romina Contreras of Chile; $500 each

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Source: USA International Ballet Competition

USA IBC, www.usaibc.com

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