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 to the world’s leading dance schools. Youth America has awarded over $3,000,000 in scholarships since 1999. Some dancers will launch their professional careers by doing well on the Youth America Grand Prix stage.
The plaza at Lincoln Center Plaza fills with kids warming up and burning off their energy. This is ballet for ballet dancers. The only thing that matches the energy on stage is the energy in the audience. It’s truly electric and a ballet experience like no other.
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