Valentina Kozlova, former principal dancer with the Bolshoi Ballet and New York City Ballet, announces the 9th annual Kozlova International Ballet Competition, attracting 250 talented dancers from around the world. They will perform for medals, company contracts and scholarships to international dance academies before a panel of celebrated dance figures. Andris Liepa, former principal with the Bolshoi Ballet and guest with NYCB and ABT, will chair the jury, which consists of celebrated dance figures from around the world, including Charles Jude, former etoile of the Paris Opera Ballet; Nikolai Tsiskaridze, former Bolshoi star and director of the Vaganova Academy in St. Petersburg; and New Jersey Ballet's own Paul McRae. Daily Rounds are Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday; Finals on Friday; Announcement of medalists on Saturday at 5 PM followed by Gala Performance at 6 PM. Schedules and events vary from day to day, so please call the theater box office, 212.864.5400 with any questions.