PHOTOS: Youth America Grand Prix Celebrates 20 Years of Ballet

Youth America Grand Prix (YAGP) is the largest global network of dance. Many of the world’s top ballet stars emerge from their scholarship program including Kimin Kim (Mariinsky Ballet), Dylan Gutierrez (Joffrey Ballet), Sasha De Sola (San Fransisco Ballet), Angelo Greco (San Francisco Ballet), and Calvin Royal III (American Ballet Theatre). All were in attendance Friday evening as YAGP celebrated their 20th…

PHOTOS: YAGP Gala Brings Out Hollywood and Ballet Stars

Advancing young ballet dancers is Youth America Grand Prix’s mission.  Last evening at their ‘Stars of Today Meets the Stars of Tomorrow’ gala at Lincoln Center NBC’s Hoda Kotb took to the stage and addressed the standing room only crowd, “YAGP bridges the gap between young dancers and their education and performance opportunities. It sends…

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…

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…

Listing: YAGP ‘Stars of Today Meet The Stars of Tomorrow’ Annual Ballet Gala

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…

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…

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…