This season marks 25 years of Youth America Grand Prix ensuring the future of dance as the world’s largest dance network, and we could not be more excited for what is sure to be a truly epic season ahead.
As 2022 is coming to an end, we could not be more grateful to all of you for making the first half of our 2023 season such a success. A record number of dancers took part in this
“I hope you’re going to enjoy this wonderful, new ballet. And the music, of course.”
That was part of the tongue-in-cheek audio-only introduction courtesy of Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger, unveiling his and partner Melanie Hamrick’s ballet inspired by the
Hundreds of ballet hopefuls turned out Friday to Huntington Beach High School to compete in the semifinals for the Youth America Grand Prix, the largest nonprofit international student ballet competition and scholarship program for students aged 9 to 19.
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Last night, ballet enthusiasts gathered at Lincoln Center’s David H. Koch Theater for the Youth America Grand Prix’s Stars of Today Meet the Stars of Tomorrow Gala. Guided by master of ceremonies Keltie Knight, the
For the past week, young ballet performers have been giving it their all. The world’s largest network of dancers, the Youth America Grand Prix, had gathered the most promising names in ballet from around the world to work with
NEW YORK – Talk about your “Moves Like Jagger.” The recovering rocker made a stealth appearance at the ballet, slipping backstage to support his partner, Melanie Hamrick, as she presented her new dance based on Rolling Stones songs.
Amid the constant air raid sirens and shelling near her home in Kyiv, 17-year-old Polina Chepyk tried to fill her days with dancing.
Her ballet school had shut down, so she stretched and spun in the apartment she shared with
It’s hard to imagine the ballet landscape today without Youth America Grand Prix. The annual competition attracts thousands of young dancers from all over the world, many hoping to win a scholarship to a major ballet school. This year,
Cory Stearns was feeling cocky. It was 2001, and he was 15, competing in the finals of the Youth America Grand Prix ballet competition. As he took the stage to perform a solo from “Swan Lake,” some students from
The Youth America Grand Prix (YAGP) is a big deal in the dance world. Dancers audition for scholarships to attend prestigious schools. For ballet companies, it's a kind of pipeline as they look for the next generation of professional
“When the war started and we lost everything …” Oksana Zhuravlova trails off, searching for the words to continue. She takes a breath and tries again.
“When the war started, it was like life ended,” she says, her voice quavering
Youth America Grand Prix, the world’s largest ballet scholarship organization, will present a Pas de Deux Virtual Competition June 26–28.
Over 12,000 aspiring dancers ages 9 to 19 danced at YAGP's 2020 regional auditions around the globe. The three highest ranked
"I am confident we can get back to the theater, we are just not sure when." Larissa Saveliev discusses the future of #YAGP and her plan to come back stronger after #COVID-19 #2020 and more
Over 1,000 dancers from around the world were slated to descend on New York this week to participate in Youth America Grand Prix’s final round. But like most events around the country, the annual ballet scholarship competition — dubbed the
When he was 5 years old, Alex Westerman saw a holiday favorite, “The Nutcracker” ballet, on television.
“I said, ‘I want to do that, it looks so cool,’ ” he recalled. “I called to my mom and said, ‘What is that?
TAMPA, Fla. - It could be called the American Idol of ballet, and it's going on right now in Tampa. Hundreds of talented student dancers, ages 9-19, are auditioning for the Youth America Grand Prix.
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