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Event details

  • Tuesday | October 22, 2019 to Sunday | October 27, 2019
  • 11:59 pm - 11:59 pm

Dear Participants,

We are excited to be back for the 2020 Youth America Grand Prix ballet competition semi-final in Osaka, Japan . We are proud to be able to present performance and training opportunities for dancers from the greater Osaka area, looking to compete in classical and contemporary dance performance, take master classes and become eligible to participate in the New York City Finals. We wish you the best of luck this season!

  • Eldar Aliev – Ballet Master in Chief, Primorsky Stage – Mariinsky Theater
  • Jason Beechey – Rector – Palucca School, Dresden
  • Amanda Bennett – Director – Ballet School Theater Basel
  • Paola Cantalupo – Artistic Director – Pôle National Supérieur de Danse Rosella Hightower, Cannes-Mougins, Cannes
  • Gentian Doda – Choreographer, Master Teacher – Choreographer, Master Teacher
  • Jean-Yves Esquerre – Director – European Ballet School
  • Aram Manukyan – Director Trainee Program – Alberta Ballet School
  • Luca Masala – Artistic Director – Princess Grace Academy
  • Tadeusz Matacz – Director – The John Cranko School of Stuttgart Ballet
  • Oliver Matz – Director – Zurich Dance Academy
  • Lisa Pavane – Director – Australian Ballet School
  • Karine Plantadit – Tony Award-nominated Dancer/Actress; former dancer, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater – Broadway Musicals
  • Marek Rózycki – Deputy of the Artistic Leader of Dance Education – The State Ballet School of Berlin
  • Carlos dos Santos Jr – Resident Choreographer; Former dancer, DanceBrazil, Ailey II – Youth America Grand Prix
  • Karin Ellis-Wentz – Head of Pre-Professional Program – Joffrey Ballet’s Academy of Dance