Event details

  • Thursday | January 20, 2022 to Sunday | January 23, 2022
  • 8:00 am - 11:30 pm

Dear Participants,

Welcome to the 2022 Youth America Grand Prix ballet competition semi-final in Pittsburgh, PA. We are proud to be able to present performance and training opportunities for dancers from the greater Pittsburgh area, looking to compete in classical and contemporary dance performance, take master classes and become eligible to participate in the YAGP Finals. We wish you the best of luck this season!


  • Natalia Bashkatova – Former Principal Dancer, Bolshoi Theater; Performer, Cirque du Soleil – Cirque du Soleil
  • Runqiao Du – – International Master Teacher
  • Anna-Marie Holmes – Ballet Program Director – Jacob’s Pillow Dance
  • Barry Kerollis – international Master teacher – International Master Teacher
  • Carlos Lopez – Ballet Master – American Ballet Theatre
  • Alexei Moskalenko – Youth America Grand Prix, Assistant Artistic Director; former dancer, Bolshoi Ballet – Youth America Grand Prix
  • Karine Plantadit – Tony Award-nominated Dancer/Actress; former dancer, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater – Broadway Musicals