Newsletter Summer 2021

Dear Friends, Having just finished our last event of the 2021 Season, we invite you to join us in taking a look back at some of the remarkable achievements of the year. In May, what had seemed like a complete impossibility became possible: over 800 talented young dancers from all...

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Newsletter Spring 2021

Dear Friends, One year ago, YAGP finished its last semi-final of the 2020 Season in Toronto, Canada, after which North America, like the rest of the world, was completely shut down. While no one could have predicted the full extent of what was to come in the weeks and months...

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Newsletter Fall 2020

Dear Friends, It is with gratitude and appreciation for our global community of dancers, teachers, schools, friends, and supporters that we welcome you to the YAGP 2021 Season. As the performing arts world has suddenly found itself on pause, YAGP has not stopped its critically important work of providing education...

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Youth America Grand Prix 2018 is the world’s ballet scholarship audition

The world’s largest international dance competition brings talented youngsters, ages 9 – 19, from regional ballet competitions in Brazil, France, Mexico, Spain, Australia, China, Korea and Japan for a week-long final competition in New York City. The dancers compete for scholarships to the world’s leading dance schools. Youth America has...

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Building Communities

This past Monday, The Boys’ Club of New York held its annual Winter Luncheon with Thomas L. Friedman, the Pulitzer Prize winning New York Times columnist and best-selling author, as the featured speaker. His talk was entitled How to Run a Country, Find a Job, and Build Community in the...

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YAGP Just Announced the 2018 Winners

Congratulations to the 2018 YAGP winners! After months of semi-finals, 1,800 dancers from around the world were chosen to attend a week of finals in New York, competing for ballet scholarships and contracts. We’ve been following the action all week (you can catch up on our backstage coverage, here). The...

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