Thursday, January 5, 2012
YAGP's Stars of Today comes to Tampa
Tickets are now on sale for the Stars of Today Meet Stars of Tomorrow.
The world’s largest student ballet competition, Youth America Grand Prix, brings its annual gala to the Straz Center in Tampa. The event has sold out year after year in New York City.
The show features stars from top ballet companies performing alongside award-winning wunderkinds from around the nation, including some of our students from the Patel Conservatory.
This year’s Tampa gala features Jeffrey Cirio, soloist with the Boston Ballet who has been a guest instructor for the Patel Conservaory and recently performed in our production of The Nutcracker at the Straz Center.
Other performers include St. Petersburg native Daniel Ulbrict, principal dancer for New York City Ballet, Lia Cirio of Boston Ballet, Jeanette Delgado of the Miami City Ballet, Logan Learned from the Sarasota Ballet, Logan Phillips of the American Ballet Theatre and Sabi Varga of the Boston Ballet.
As the winner of last year’s YAGP’s Outstanding School Award, the Patel Conservatory’s NGB dancers will present a group piece at both the Tampa and New York City gala. They’ll perform Shotokovich Suite, a work by the late Richard Cook.
Don’t miss this unique chance to see the best young dancers from around the globe and the world’s top professional dance artists in one spectacular Gala evening.
The performance will be hosted by Lissette Campos from WFTS ABC Action news, and takes place on Sun., Jan. 22, 2012. For tickets, click here.