YAGP 2009 Gala

The annually sold-out YAGP Galas have been thrilling NYC audiences for many years, and have become synonymous with the discovery of new dancers, choreographers, and companies. The unique format of the Gala, featuring the performances of international ballet stars and introducing the world’s brightest young dance talent quickly became an audience favorite and, according to Clive Barnes of the New York Post, “the highlight of the New York ballet season.”

The YAGP 10th Anniversary Gala promises to be the most exciting yet. Each piece will feature YAGP alumni, who currently perform with over 50 international ballet companies. Don't miss this unique chance to see the best young dancers from around the globe and the world's top professional dance artists in one spectacular Gala evening!

Due to extraordinary demand for tickets, we recommend ordering tickets early.

"The highlight of the season!"

Clive Barnes, The New York Post
"Gala of Galas!"

Dance Europe Magazine
"No ballet fan should miss it!"

Emma Manning, Dance Europe magazine

Gala Program - Greetings

Featured Guest Stars

The YAGP 10th Anniversary Gala will feature the finalists of the YAGP international student ballet competition alongside the all-YAGP-alumni star cast led by specially invited guest stars, Natalia Osipova and Ivan Vasiliev of Bolshoi Ballet.

  • Irina Dvorovenko (American Ballet Theatre)
  • Sarah Lane (American Ballet Theatre)
  • Joseph Phillips (American Ballet Theatre)
  • Hee Seo (American Ballet Theatre)
  • Cory Stearns (American Ballet Theatre)
  • Marcelo Gomes (American Ballet Theatre)
  • Melanie Hamrick (American Ballet Theatre)
  • Christine Shevchenko (American Ballet Theatre)
  • Katherine Williams (American Ballet Theatre)
  • Skylar Brandt (American Ballet Theatre JKO School)
  • Vladimir Malakhov (Berlin State Opera Ballet)
  • Kiril Kulish (Billy Elliot: The Musical)
  • Karine Plantadit (Broadway star)
  • Gleidson Soares Vasconcelos (Cuban Classical Ballet of Miami)
  • Hiroko Asami (Dresden State Opera Ballet)
  • Raphael Coumes-Marquet (Dresden State Opera Ballet)
  • Maia Makhateli (Dutch National Ballet)
  • Yekaterina Kondaurova (Mariinsky Ballet)
  • Vladimir Shklyarov (Mariinsky Ballet)
  • Viktoria Tereshkina (Mariinsky Ballet)
  • Bridgett Zehr (National Ballet of Canada)
  • Zdenek Konvalina (National Ballet of Canada)
  • Jared Angle (New York City Ballet)
  • Zachary Catazaro (New York City Ballet)
  • Maria Kowroski (New York City Ballet)
  • Philip Neal (New York City Ballet)
  • James Moore (Pacific Northwest Ballet)
  • Charles Andersen (Royal Danish Ballet)
  • Eliabe D'Abadia (Royal Danish Ballet)
  • Angelina Zuccarini (Stuttgart Ballet)
  • Danny Tidwell
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