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?
Hundreds of regional dancers, between age 9 to 19, will take workshops, classes and audition at the Youth America Grand Prix in Edmonds, hoping to make the Finals Week in New York City in April where they can compete for
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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Students with highest scores continue to the finals at lincoln center at we have barry with a look at the competition at the straz center. great.a ballet lover, you can have a feast for days if you don't know a
Ahead of their upcoming “Stars of Today Meet the Stars of Tomorrow” show, the Next Generation Ballet performed in the Daytime studio.
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This week, over a thousand dancers travelled to New York to participate in Youth America Grand Prix’s high-stake finals.
Over the course of six days, young ballet dancers ages 9 to 19 filled the halls of SUNY Purchase for intense rounds
Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen are twinning… quite literally!
The former Full House actresses, 32, made a rare red carpet appearance together on Thursday night at the Youth America Grand Prix’s 20th Anniversary Gala in New York City.
The outing was particularly special
On Thursday evening, Mick Jagger made his first public appearance since undergoing heart surgery.
The Rolling Stones frontman — who had a stent put in an artery earlier this month — attended the Youth America Grand Prix’s 20th-anniversary gala to see
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 his
As we near the Youth America Grand Prix 20th Anniversary Season Finals, we look back on the past twenty years with a sense of gratitude and awe. When we started YAGP in 1999, it was hard to imagine its
NEW YORK - Yuma Matsuura of Japan has won the senior age division at the Youth America Grand Prix audition for promising young ballet dancers, the organizer said Friday.
As there was no Grand Prix award winner in the senior division
“Look around this room,” exclaimed Youth America Grand Prix Board Member Terry Zucker, panning around the Promenade of the David H. Koch Theater, at YAGP’s “Stars of Today Meet the Stars of Tomorrow” Gala. In it mingled New York’s Junior
Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen are twinning at its finest! The 31-year-old twins made a rare public appearance Thursday night, stepping out to support young ballet dancers as co-chairs for the Youth America Grand Prix "Stars of Today Meet the Stars
The world’s largest international dance competition brings talented youngsters, ages 9 – 19, from regional ballet competitions in Brazil, France, Mexico, Spain, Australia, China, Korea and Japan for a week-long final competition in New York City.
The dancers compete for scholarships
I don’t know how the staff of Youth America Grand Prix manages to pull it off every year, but somehow they do. I can’t speak to the preliminary rounds of the 2018 incarnation of YAGP’s NY Finals, which this year
Any group that aids in advancing the careers of young ballet dancers warms our heart. Non-profit organization Youth America Grand Prix has made this their mission in ensuring the future of dance. Every April, YAGP brings the
To go home a winner from the Youth America Grand Prix (YAGP), the world’s foremost student dance competition, you need talent, virtuosity and a certain je ne sais quoi. But in the wings of the Metro Toronto Convention Centre’s theatre