Positano Leónide Massine Awards

Mario Galindo awarded 'dancer of the year on the international stage' prize

Our soloist dancer, Mario Galindo, has been awarded at the 51st Positano Leonide Massine Awards gala held on Saturday night, September 2nd in Positano. Mario has won one of the awards for ‘dancer of the year on the international scene’. We couldn’t be prouder or more excited with this well deserved recognition to this young and talented artist, congratulations dear Mario!


Mario Galindo, born in Madrid, graduated in 2019. He continued his training at the San Francisco Ballet School. In 2021, he joined the National Dance Company, under the artistic direction of Joaquín De Luz, and just a year later, due to his interpretative and technical skills, he obtained the position of soloist dancer.

In this edition, besides Mario, other great dance artists have been awarded, headed by Luciana Savignano and Benjamin Millepied.
Congratulations to all of them!

Positano, the jewel of the Amalfi Coast, has attracted the greatest artists since the 1920s, when a Diaghilev collaborator settled there, followed by Lifar, Bakst, Nijinsky, Stravinsky (as well as the likes of Picasso and Cocteau). Over the years, the event has rewarded celebrated artists, from Margot Fonteyn to Rudolf Nureyev, Maurice Béjart, Ekaterina Maximova, Carla Fracci, Luciana Savignano, Elisabetta Terabust, Roberto Bolle, Mikhail Baryshnikov, Alicia Alonso, Mats Ek, Jiří Kylián, Wayne McGregor, Marie Chouinard, Lutz Förster, Vladimir Vassiliev, Nacho Duato, Svetlana Zakharova, Viengsay Valdés and Anthony Dowell, among many other artists.

In the photos Mario Galindo performs the paso a dos from Giselle with another of the award winners, Anastasia Hurska.