Dear Friends,

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 fall’s semi-finals in 5 U.S. cities and 12 international locations – and even more registered for the 26-city U.S. and Canada audition tour in the spring. 

We love seeing the passion, dedication and sheer JOY on the faces of all the young dancers taking part in the live audition events. We also love continuing to be able to offer virtual semi-finals as an alternative to live performance. This year’s virtual semi-finals saw more than 360 participants from 41 countries performing before the judges and scholarship presenters from every corner of the globe.

From scholarship auditions to Gala performances, education events, and even humanitarian aid for dancers displaced by war, YAGP continues to honor its mission to support the next generation of talented young dance artists. We truly believe that dance has the power to save lives – sometimes literally! – and we thank you for being part of the world’s largest dance family.

We wish you all the very best for a warm and wonderful New Year – and look forward to seeing you in the upcoming season.

With heartfelt gratitude and appreciation,

Larissa SavelievGennadi Saveliev
Artistic Director, FounderFounder

Click here to read YAGP’s 2022 Highlights Newsletter.


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