Wednesday, March 30, 2011
Patel Conservatory awarded "Outstanding School"
The Patel Conservatory is proud to have been awarded the “Outstanding School Award” at the recent Youth America Grand Prix finals in New York City.
This is an amazing accomplishment as more than 200 schools from around the world participated in this highly respected annual ballet competition.
Congratulations to the Patel Conservatory dance team on their many accomplishments at the competition. Six students from the Patel Conservatory were among only 300 finalists from more than 5000 applicants worldwide.
Next Generation Ballet new artist, Hannah Bettes won first place in her division. Even though she received multiple world-wide scholarship offers, she has decided to stay with us for another year of training!
Patel Conservatory won 2nd place ensemble for the Coppelia Pas de Duex.
Hannah Beach placed in the top 12 in her division.
Beach and Drew Nelson received full scholarships to The Royal Ballet School of England ($40,000 annually for 3 years).
Daniel Cooke received a full scholarship to the National Ballet of Canada School.
Finally, Drew Nelson and Hannah Bettes danced their pas de deux at the YAGP Gala at the City Center in New York this past Tuesday alongside stars from National Ballet of Cuba, Bolshoi Ballet, Dutch National Ballet, New York City Ballet, Paris Opera Ballet and American Ballet Theatre. This was the same duet that they danced at the Guggenheim Museum in New York two weeks ago. Not only did they hold their own, but they were fantastic!
Just shows the top level of students and instructors at the Patel Conservatory.
Congratulations again to these students and the Patel Conservatory!