Event details

  • Thursday | December 16, 2021 to Sunday | December 19, 2021
  • 8:00 am - 11:30 pm

Dear Participants,

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


  • Paola Cantalupo – Artistic Director – Pôle National Supérieur de Danse Rosella Hightower, Cannes-Mougins, Cannes
  • Pino Carbone – Creator and Founder – BodyCode System
  • Timour Almaas – Professor of Classical Ballet – Oslo National Academy of Arts
  • Tadeusz Matacz – Director – The John Cranko School of Stuttgart Ballet
  • Oliver Matz – Director – Zurich Dance Academy
  • Michele Merola – Artistic Director – MM Contemporary Dance Company
  • Robert Parker – Artistic Director – Elmhurst Ballet School
  • Francois Petit – Assistant Director – Ballet School of the Basel Theater
  • Gennadi Saveliev – Ballet Master – American Ballet Theatre Studio Company