It's Prix de Lausanne week! The elite ballet competition kicked off yesterday in Lausanne, Switzerland.

One of our favorite things about the event is that, while it may be happening thousands of miles from most of us, the Prix organizers release all kinds of goodies to help us feel like we're right in the middle of the action. They have an incredibly active Twitter account and Facebook page, for one. But they also have a photographer documenting each day of the competition, and photos from registration and yesterday's rehearsals are already up. They're great—intimate and totally real. Plus, several of 'em feature our good friend Juliet Doherty, looking gorgeous as always. (Juliet fans, let's just say you're gonna love our March issue.)

Take a look at a few of our favorites below, and tune in here on Saturday morning for a live stream of the competition's finals!

(all photos by Gregory Batardon)

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