Dancers Stories


As the humanitarian crisis in the Ukraine continues to unfold, YAGP is committed to helping Ukrainian dance students whose lives have been disrupted by war.

PRE-PROFESSIONAL UKRAINIAN DANCERS WHO NEED PLACEMENT – please contact the YAGP Ukrainian Dancer Hotline via WhatsApp, Viber or Telegram at


  • +380-67-220-07-31 (Kateryna)
  • +380-68-020-94-85 (Alla)
  • +380-50-950-37-00 (Elena)
  • YAGP Ukraine representative


Please include 1) your name and age, 2) photo if available, 3) school where you have previously trained and how many years of training you have had, and 4) any other relevant information you would like to share.

More than 100 Ukrainian dancers have already been placed in dance schools around the world – including the Princess Grace Academy in Monaco, Berlin State Opera Ballet School, Munich Ballet Academy, John Cranko School of Stuttgart Ballet, Dutch National Ballet School, Palucca School Dresden, Basel Theater Ballet School, European School of Ballet (The Netherlands), Norwegian National Ballet School, and several private schools in America and Europe. YAGP representatives are working directly with the Directors of the schools to facilitate placement of Ukrainian dance students.

Some schools have reached capacity, but many more are continuing to offer placement for Ukrainian dancers.

PRIVATE SCHOOLS INTERESTED IN HOSTING UKRAINIAN STUDENTS – please contact YAGP at . Please include 1) country or state, if in the United States, 2) how many students you may be able to host, and 3) any additional information you would like to share.




As YAGP continues to work with Directors of dance schools around the world to place Ukrainian dance students, please consider helping these children, whose lives are now in danger.

Displaced by violence, these pre-professional young artists need a new home – both to live and to practice their art.

Youth America Grand Prix (YAGP) is a U.S.-based non-profit organization that since 1999 has been providing opportunities for talented young dancers worldwide to study on scholarship at the world’s leading dance academies. During the crisis in the Ukraine, YAGP has been actively working with European and U.S. dance schools to secure tuition-free places for displaced Ukrainian dance students and helping arrange logistics for their travel.

However, these young dancers still need your help – with room and board, living expenses, the cost of travel to the schools where they can continue to train safely, and other dance-related expenses.

The funds collected will go directly to the students to help them reach safety and practice their art. For these young artists, dance is their life – and by making it possible for them to continue training, you would make life possible for them.

To make a contribution in support of YAGP’s efforts to help Ukrainian dancers, please click the button below.