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Event details

  • Thursday | January 25, 2018 to Sunday | January 28, 2018

Dear Participants,   This venue is at capacity, and registration is now closed. We recommend that you consider registering for one of the semi-final venues that are currently still open.   If your preferred semi-final is closed, and if it is the only semi-final venue that you are able to attend, you may still register for the Wait List.  The Wait List operates on a first-come, first-serve basis, and entries are only moved from the Wait List to a confirmed registration list when and if space becomes available as a result of cancellation by another registrant, or due to additional time becoming available in the venue.  Please note – registering for the Wait List at any given venue does NOT guarantee you a place at semi-finals, and we ask that Wait List registrants do not submit payment. If and when space becomes available, you will receive an e-mail confirmation of your participation in the semi-final, and at that point, payment will be due.    

Here are some additional instructions to guide you through the Wait List registration process:

  1. Log in or create an account through DanceCompGenie
  2. Select ‘Add New Registration’
  3. The first page you will see is the ‘Who and Where’, please select ‘Wait List City’
  4. Continue through the registration until you have entered all of your solos and/or ensembles, then click ‘Save’
  5. Finally, a waiver will be sent to the email add

  Once you register for the Wait List, it will take us some time to find a way to accommodate all wait list participants. We know that this is important to you and we are trying to find ways to allow more participants to attend, by adding time in the theater and studios and looking for alternative solutions. Most likely, we will be able to let you know about your registration within a few weeks, but in some cases, we will need to wait until the 8 week cut-off date for confirmed registrations, to find out if anyone had dropped out and additional space became available. We invite you to mark your preferred semi-final’s 8 week cut-off date in your calendar, so that if you haven’t heard from us yet, you may reconfirm your interest by emailing us at that point — and we will let you know whether space has opened up.    As always, please direct all additional questions to regional@yagp.org.   Thank you, The YAGP Team


  Former Principal Dancer, New York City Ballet / Professor of Dance UCSB  
  Monique Meunier received a full scholarship to attend the School of American Ballet at age 15 and was invited to join the New York City Ballet one year later, eventually becoming Principal Dancer. Ms. Meunier also danced with American Ballet Theater, and with Complexions Contemporary Ballet. She was a rehearsal director for Karole Armitage, a ballet master for Washington Ballet and the director of the Washington Ballet Trainee Program. She has been a repetiteur for the Balanchine Trust for over a decade, and is also a member of the inaugural committee of SABʼs Alumni Advisory Committee on Diversity and Inclusion.  
  Artistic Director, Ballet West  
  Adam Sklute was named Artistic Director of Ballet West in March of 2007. Prior to that time he was Associate Artistic Director of The Joffrey Ballet, where he began as a dancer in the mid 1980’s. Under Mr. Sklute’s leadership, Ballet West has garnered increased national and international exposure and became known as a prestigious platform for World premieres by choreographers such as George Balanchine, Jiri Kylian, Mark Morris, and Twyla Tharp, among others. An Adjunct Professor of Dance at the University of Utah, Mr. Sklute actively oversees Ballet West’s Academy, teaching regularly and developing its syllabus with the Academy faculty. Mr. Sklute currently serves on the Board of the Gerald Arpino Foundation.  
  Former Principal Dancer, New York City Ballet, International Guest Master Teacher  
  Stephanie Saland entered The School of American Ballet just before her 15th birthday, and upon graduation was personally invited by George Balanchine to join the New York City Ballet for the Stravinsky Festival. During her celebrated career as a Principal Dancer with the company, she danced leading roles under Balanchine’s direction, as well as principal roles in Jerome Robbins’ repertoire. Ms. Saland performed as part of Nureyev and Friends, and numerous Live From Lincoln Center and Dance in America films. Known for her unique and nurturing approach to teaching, Ms. Saland has been in high demand as a teacher thoughout North and South America and in Europe.  
  International Master Teacher  
  Kristian Ratevossian graduated the world renowned Vaganova Academy and joined the Bolshoi Theatre under the direction of Yuri Grigorovich, touring extensively with the company. He later appeared with Staatsoper Vienna, Nippon Ballet Company Tokyo, Staatsoper Berlin and Berlin Deutsche Opera. Since retiring from the stage, Kristian has been in great demand all around the world as a master teacher, .  
  Former Soloist, New York City Ballet, Video blogger  
  Kathryn Morgan began studying ballet with Winthrop Corey, and after training further at the School of American Ballet, she joined New York City Ballet in 2006. She moved very fast through the ranks, performing many leading roles, and was promoted to soloist in 2009. Due to an autoimmune illness, Ms. Morgan had to leave the company in 2012, but she has since regained her health, and currently runs two highly successful YouTube channels, the podcast “The Kathryn Morgan Show,” she writes a column for “Dance Spirit Magazine” and continues serving as a guest master teacher around the country.  
  Choreographer, modern dancer  
  Jade Hale-Christofi has studied dance The Royal Ballet School, where his awards have included a Silver Medal in the Genee RAD International Ballet Competition and the Dame Ruth Railton Award for Achievement. He has performed with Ballet de Opera National du Rhin and Ballet Black, and has appeared as a Guest Artist with NBA Ballet Japan and Ballet Ireland. Mr. Hale-Christofi gained wide popularity as a choreographer after collaborating with dancer Sergei Polunin and director David LaChappelle on a video piece set to Hozier’s “Take Me to Church.” This became one of the most viewed dance projects online, with over 22 million views on YouTube. Mr. Hale-Christofi currently continues to teach and choreograph in the United States and internationally.  
  Former soloist, Dresden SemperOper Ballet; Principal Dancer, Andrea Bocelli World Tour  
  Brittany O’Connor trained with National Ballet of Canada and Pacific Northwest Ballet, as well as with Fernando Bujones, Gelsey Kirkland, Edward Villella and Peter Boal. Her professional career includes a company position with Dresden SemperOper Ballett, where she performed extensively before relocating to Los Angeles, lending her classical training to a variety of performance styles, including Jazz Funk, Ballroom and Aerial Pole, and becoming a highly sought-after show performer. Ms. O’Connor performs full time but also enjoys coaching and mentoring upcoming talent. She is currently performing on the worldwide tour with celebrated tenor Andrea Bocelli.  
  TONY-nominated Broadway actress, Former Dancer – Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater  
  Karine Plantadit is a classically-trained dancer and performer. Born in France and raised in Cameroon, she moved to Cannes, France, at age 14 to study dance at the Rosella Hightower School. She subsequently moved to New York City to train with Alvin Ailey, joining the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater company and becoming one its most celebrated dancers. Ms. Plantadit has appeared in Broadway shows including The Lion King, Saturday Night Fever, Movin’ Out, and Come Fly Away, for which she received a 2015 TONY Award nomination. She is in high demand as a master teacher in the United States and abroad, and a veteran YAGP adjudicator and teacher.  
  Assistant Artistic Director, Youth America Grand Prix  
  Alexei Moskalenko is a graduate of the Moscow Bolshoi Ballet Academy and former dancer of the Bolshoi Ballet Grigorovich, later receiving a degree in Ballet Pedagogy and Choreography from the Moscow State Academy of Choreography. After moving to the US, Mr. Moskalenko was a principal dancer, and went on to open his own ballet school, becoming a celebrated national and international guest teacher. Mr. Moskalenko’s students have won the highest awards in international ballet competitions including Moscow IBC, Varna and YAGP. Having worked with YAGP since its founding as a Regional and International Judge, Master teacher and the NYC Rehearsal Director, Mr. Moskalenko was named as YAGP’s Assistant Artistic Director in 2016.