|Photo from wtsp.com, from the YAGP Stars of Today|
Meets Stars of Tomorrow performance.
Congratulations to Patel Conservatory dancers who competed in the Tampa regional Youth America Grand Prix (YAGP) last weekend! Their stellar performances earned Patel Conservatory the Outstanding School Award, alongside Orlando Ballet School.
We’re proud of the effort and hard work from all the dancers, who gained valuable experience in competition and performance.
Special congratulations to the following students who placed in the top three:
In the Senior Age Division, Hannah Bettes placed 2nd in the Classical Women’s category and 1st in the Contemporary Women’s category. William Dugan placed 3rd in the Classical Men’s category.
In the Junior Age Division, Hannah Stanford placed 2nd in the Classical Women’s category; Gabrielle Beach placed 3rd in the Classical Women’s category; Kemper Cassada placed 1st in the Classical Men’s category and 3rd in the Contemporary Men’s category; and Olivia Gusti placed 1st in the Contemporary Women’s category.
These students will move on to compete in the YAGP final competition in New York City in April, along with Katherine Grones, who recently earned a top three finish in the YAGP regional competition in Chicago.
Congratulations to these students who earned Top 12 awards: