WHAT CRITICS ARE SAYING:
 

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“Thrilling, tense, sometimes heart wrenching journey is called the Youth America Grand Prix,
the elite of the elite….. ”

Cynthia McFadden, ABC Nightline

 
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“Youth America Grand Prix is a sort of Olympics of classical ballet…”

Hedy Wess, Chicago Sun Times

 
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“The Youth America Grand Prix, a genuine, internationally recognized event where ballet hopefuls
can win trophies, scholarships and contracts”

Lewis Segal, The Los Angeles Times

 
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“The evening was full of high spirits”

Jocelyn Noveck, Huffington Post (AP)

 
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No ballet fan should miss it!”

Francis Mason, The New York Times Radio

 
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“a game changer in the dance world”

Laura Bleiberg, The Los Angeles Times

 
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“A glamorous platform, where newcomers can share the stage with stars from around the world.”

Robert Johnson, The Star-Ledger

 
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“The explosive growth and prominence that YAGP… accomplished in its 15 years is at least remarkable.”

Jerry Hochman, “Critical Dance”

 
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“No question—Larissa and Gennadi Saveliev, who founded the competition, have made YAGP what it is today—the most exciting platform for young dancers in the world.”

Dance Europe Magazine

 
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“If you want to see the future now, attend the annual Youth America Grand Prix ballet
competition in New York.”

Elena Tchernichova, Ballet Review

 
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“This ballet competition changes lives”

Jordan G. Teicher, Slate Magazine

 
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“…the Youth America Grand Prix has achieved an impressive world-wide status.”

Susan Reiter, Dance Australia

 
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“The educational opportunities that competitions such as YAGP provide, help preserve [the art form] and open it to an ever-widening range of performers and enthusiasts.”

Jerry Hochman, “Critical Dance”

 
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“There was artistry in abundance of today’s most celebrated ballerinas from around the globe … The men were the world’s best as well. The sold-out house was filled with grown-ups who knew how to appreciate what they were watching”

Sondra Forsyth, Dance Art

 
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“A well-crafted delight”

Wendy Perron, Dance Magazine

 
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“Gala of Galas!”

Emma Manning, Dance Europe Magazine

 
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“The YAGP Gala sparks enough excitement to sell out all in the blink of an eye.”

Joseph Carman, Dance Magazine

 
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“The sheer number of ballet greats was enough to leave me completely star struck.”

Rachel Zar, Dance Spirit

 
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“inspiring and memorable from start to finish”

Sondra Forsyth, DanceWorld.com

 
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“Almost overnight, Youth America Grand Prix created a central ballet marketplace.”

Laura Bleiberg, The Los Angeles Times

 
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“a truly impressive parade of artists”

Jocelyn Noveck, The Moscow Times (AP)

 
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“I found myself just staring… with my mouth agape.”

Darrell Wood, “NYC Dance Stuff”

 
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“Dynamic, invigorating and playful”

Brian Seibert, New York Times

 
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“…. the bows naturally brought the audience to its feet”

Brian Seibert, The New York Times

 
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“there was lots of superb dancing and everything was a highlight”

Philip Gardner, Oberon’s Grove

 
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“The Makarova gala crowned three, remarkable evenings of performances by international artists
and by Youth America Grand Prix hopefuls.”

Robert Johnson, The Star-Ledger

 
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