The annually sold-out YAGP Gala features talented young finalists of YAGP 2017 Season onstage alongside international ballet stars. This year’s performance will feature the stars of National Ballet of Canada, Svetlana Lunkina and Evan McKie, in a US Premiere by choreographer David Dawson; Renowned international ballet stars Lucia Lacarra and Marlon Dino in a US Premiere by choreographer Russell Maliphant; English National Ballet’s Principal Dancer and Artistic Director Tamara Rojo, performing with the company’s rising star dancer and YAGP Alum Cesar Corrales; YAGP Alumni, soloist Skylar Brandt and company artist Gabe Stone Shayer of the American Ballet Theatre. New York City Ballet’s Tiler Peck and YAGP alum Zachary Catazaro will perform an excerpt from Christopher Wheeldon’s “Carousel”. The evening will additionally feature a World Premiere piece d’occasion by YAGP 2017 Emerging Choreographer, Boston Ballet Principal Dancer, and YAGP Alum, Paulo Arrais, performed by YAGP Alumna and Boston Ballet Principal, Hannah Bettes.
TICKETS: $45-$150, available at the David H. Koch Theater box office, at davidhkochtheater.com, or by 212.581.1212.
Following the performance will be a ticketed gala benefit evening with cocktails, dinner, and dancing till all hours of the morning! For tickets, tables and information, please call 646.465.5933 or email Victoria Campbell, firstname.lastname@example.org
YOUTH AMERICA GRAND PRIX (YAGP) is the world’s largest global dance network, connecting classically-trained students, teachers, schools, companies, alumni, sponsors, dancers and choreographers with audiences who share a distinct passion for and love of dance. YAGP annually awards more than $500,000 in scholarships from the leading dance schools worldwide. Since its founding in 1999, over 80,000 young dancers ages 9 to 19 of diverse ethnic and cultural
backgrounds have participated in YAGP’s international workshops, audition classes, and dance awareness events. Gifted dancers have earned over $3 million in scholarships to the leading dance schools. More than 300 YAGP alumni currently dance with 80 companies around the world including American Ballet Theatre, New York City Ballet, San Francisco Ballet, Boston Ballet, Stuttgart Ballet, Paris Opera Ballet, Mariinsky Ballet and many others. For more information, call 646.465.5933 or visit WWW.YAGP.ORG.