Photos: YAGP Celebrates ‘Jewels’ With Socialites, Designers, & Dancers Galore

Fifty years after its premiere at Lincoln Center, three of the world’s most celebrated ballet companies come together for a once-in-a-lifetime presentation of George Balanchine’s masterpiece, Jewels, featuring the Paris Opera Ballet, New York City Ballet, and Bolshoi Ballet, each dancing one act. Youth America Grand Prix’s (YAGP) First Position Club celebrated the performance Friday night…

Photos: American Ballet Theatre 2017 Spring Gala

An anchor to the spring cultural and social season; American Ballet Theatre’s 2017 Spring Gala.  Guests arrived at the Metropolitan Opera House in Lincoln Center for American Ballet Theatre’s Spring Gala on a rainy Monday evening. ABT’s world-famous dancers were featured in the New York premiere of Whipped Cream. Choreographed by ABT Artist-in- Residence Alexei…

A YAGP Celebration for Legendary Ballet Dancer Julio Bocca

Youth America Grand Prix brings Luciana Paris & Marcelo Gomes (American Ballet Theatre), Cecilia Figaredo and Hernan Piquin, Tiler Peck & Joaquin De Luz (New York City Ballet), Maria Noel Riccetto (Ballet Nacional SODRE), Yuan Yuan Tan and Vitor Luiz (San Francisco Ballet), Tamara Rojo and Isaac Hernandez (English National Ballet), Gonzalo Garcia (New York City Ballet), Nina Ananiashvili (State Ballet of Georgia), Lucia…

Photos: Youth America Grand Prix’s Star Studded Gala

Amy Astley was the honorary chairman and Marcella Guarino Hymowitz as chairman of Thursday night’s Youth America Grand Prix’s “Stars of Today Meet the Stars of Tomorrow’ Gala” at Lincoln Center. Samantha Boardman-Rosen, Colby Mugrabi, Candice Jordan Miller, Ashley Olsen, Mary Kate Olsen, Lesley Thompson Vecsler all served as co-chairs. CBS’s Keltie Knight welcomed guests…

The Ashley Bouder Project, Women In Dance Taking The Lead!

George Balanchine proclaimed, “Ballet is Woman,” but it’s been long ruled by men.  Ashley Bouder, the brilliant NYC Ballet principal dancer seeks to change this with The Ashley Bouder Project, where women create all the choreography.  Opening at Symphony Space on March 17th the centerpiece was a rare two-woman pas de deux with NYCB Prima…

YAGP Sing-Sing-Sings with NYC Ballet’s Daniel Ulbricht

New York City Ballet’s principal dancer Daniel Ulbricht performed a rousing new work set to Benny Goodman’s Sing-Sing-Sing for Youth America Grand Prix’s (YAGP) First Position Club backstage at New York City Center. Ulbricht, a Balanchine dancer who choreographs for Broadway, demonstrated how his artistic vision becomes reality, with his homage to Gene Kelly, alongside…

PHOTOS: YAGP Goes Behind-The-Scenes With NYCB Ashley Bouder

New York City Ballet’s principal dancer Ashley Bouder gave Youth America Grand Prix’s (YAGP) First Position Club members a peak of her new choreography for an upcoming collaboration with The New York Jazzharmonic, in New York City Center’s studios. Ashley walked the audience through her technique and process while NYCB corps de ballet members Ashley Hod and Devin Alberda performed. Following the performance Ashley’s patrons Joanna…

YAGP’s Stars of Today Meet the Stars of Tomorrow Gala

Angel Corella and Irina Dvorovenko hosted Youth America Grand Prix’s Stars of Today Meet the Stars of Tomorrow gala on Thursday, April 28, 2016 at BAM Howard Gilman Opera House. The evening featured YAGP’s talented student finalists (stars of tomorrow), from over 30 countries, preforming alongside the worlds most prominent ballerinas (stars of today) including…

YAGP Secrets Of A Ballet Coach

Irina Dvorovenko and Maxim Beloserkovsky, former American Ballet Theatre principal dancers, shared their experiences of being coached and now coaching at major ballet companies, to First Position Club members of YAGP. Joined by Rachelle Di Stasio, Luciana Paris, Calvin Royal III, and Gabe Stone Shayer, they demonstrated that often the secret to a dancer’s professional…

Amy Fine Collins Struts Cat Suit at FJK Dance Gala

Amy Fine Collins and Joanna Fisher took to the stage at the opening of FJK Dance’s 2016 Season at New York Live Arts, saying, “Shalom and Salaam! Dancers and musicians of many faiths – Christian, Muslim and Jewish – and nationalities – Iraqi, Turkish, Israeli, Cuban, Mexican, Colombian, Swiss, Italian, Spanish, and American – have come together to present a message…

Event: YAGP Final Round and Gala

WORLD’S LARGEST STUDENT BALLET SCHOLARSHIP AUDITION YAGP ANNUAL STAR­STUDDED GALA BAM HOWARD GILMAN OPERA HOUSE April 27, 2016 at 7:00pm – Final Round of the international ballet scholarship audition April 28, 2016 at 7:00pm – YAGP 2016 Gala, “Stars of Today Meet the Stars of Tomorrow” Featuring performances by: ■ GILLIAN MURPHY, STELLA ABRERA (American…