Thursday, April 25, 2013

Slide to Dance places second at YAGP

Next Generation Ballet dancers in Slide to Dance
Congratulations to our Next Generation Ballet boys, whose ensemble piece Slide to Dance took second place at the recent Youth America Grand Prix final competition in New York City.

Eleven of our NGB students competed in the New York finals. They were among 300 students chosen out of approximately 5,000 students who competed internationally in regional competitions.

At the competition, four of our students progressed to the last round, which was more than any other school present. NGB student Gabrielle Beach placed in the Top 12 in the Junior Girls division.
Gabrielle Beach

The following NGB students received scholarship offers at the event:

Gabi Beach – Royal Ballet School
Hannah Stanford – Royal Ballet School
Kemper Cassada – Zurich Ballet School and Royal Ballet School
Landon Harris – Dutch National Ballet School and Washington Ballet School
Olivia Gusti – Dresden Ballet School and Princess Grace of Monaco
Chandler Hammond – National Ballet of Canada School and Australia Ballet School
Ethan Fuller – Australian Ballet School
Tanner Bleck – Zurich Ballet School
Hannah Stanford – American Ballet Theatre and Houston Ballet School
Colin Fuller – Jacobs Pillow

Gabi Beach and Kemper Cassada will be attending Royal Ballet School in the fall. Olivia Gusti, Chandler Hammond, Tanner Bleck, Hannah Stanford, Ethan Fuller and John Hewitt will stay with NGB at the Patel Conservatory for another year.

In addition, Landon Harris also received scholarship offers from the School of American Ballet and Hamburg Ballet School. He is undecided where he will attend next year.

Sasha Alvarez, who also competed in New York, received a full scholarship to Point Park University in Pittsburgh, PA.

Congratulations to all of our competitors for their hard work!

You can see these dancers perform in the upcoming production of Cinderella at the Straz Center on May 19, 2013.

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