|Next Generation Ballet dancer Olivia Gusti. Photo by VAM.|
It’s an event-filled weekend that includes an extraordinary dance performance Saturday evening, Stars of Today Meet the Stars of Tomorrow.
In Stars of Today Meet the Stars of Tomorrow, top students from the competition will perform along with international ballet stars from some of the most renowned dance companies in the world.
YAGP brings this unique gala performance, which sells out annually in New York City, to Tampa for the third consecutive year.
The show features St. Petersburg natives Daniel Ulbricht (principal dancer, New York City Ballet) and Alison Miller (soloist, Houston Ballet) as well as Winter Park native Emily Kadow (YAGP alumna and San Francisco Ballet corps de ballet dancer).
Other featured dancers include Beckanne Sisk (star of the CW hit reality show Breaking Pointe and YAGP alumna), Veronika Part (principal dancer American Ballet Theatre) and Ashley Bouder (principal dancer New York City Ballet, among others.
Don’t miss this unique opportunity to see the best of the best on one stage this Sat., Jan 4, 2014 at 8 p.m. at the Straz Center.
Following the competition, students will have the opportunity to take master classes throughout the day on Sunday. And, on Sunday evening, Jan. 5, the Straz Center’s Next Generation Ballet (NGB) will host auditions for our summer intensive at the Patel Conservatory.
For more information about NGB, please call 813.222.1002 or visit strazcenter.org/nextgenerationballet.
Best of luck to all competitors!