Wednesday, January 14, 2015

NGB receives top honors at YAGP 2015 Tampa semi-finals

Janaya Zimmermann, left, and Jarod Curley
placed 1st for  their Coppelia pas de deux.
Congratulations to Next Generation Ballet (NGB) for winning Outstanding School at the 2015 Youth America Grand Prix (YAGP) Tampa semi-finals.

NGB also received 1st place for the Large Ensemble category for both pieces, Odalisques and Turkish March; and for the Ensemble Pas De Deux category, NGB received 1st place for Coppelia pas de deux with Janaya Zimmermann and Jarod Curley, and 3rd place for Flames of Paris pas de deux with Madeleine Gardella and Peter Weil.

Approximately 350 students from throughout the southeast competed in the regional event, which was held last weekend at the Straz Center. Among them, 16 NGB students qualified to go to the YAGP finals in New York in April.

The following NGB dancers also placed at the competition:

Sr. Classical Women
Madeleine Gardella - 1st place
Alexandria Marx - 3rd Place

Madeleine Gardella received 1st place in the Sr.
Classical Women category and other top honors.
Sr. Classical Women Top 24
Chloe Pruett
Lexa Armstrong
Brittany Broussard

Sr. Classical Men
Peter Weil - 2nd place
Jarod Curley - 3rd place

Sr. Contemporary Women
Alexandria Marx - 1st place

Sr. Contemporary Women Top 12
Madeleine Gardella

Sr. Contemporary Men
Jake Tribus - 2nd place
Jarod Curley - 3rd place

Jr. Classical Women
Natalie Thornley-Hall - 2nd place

Jr. Classical Women Top 24
Makayla Dorris
Tessa Hartmann
Kiyo Miyazato
Miya Mobley

Jr. Classical Men
Liam Boswell - 1st place
Jordan Martinez - 3rd place

Jr. Contemporary Top 12
Tessa Hartmann
Natalie Thornley-Hall

Jr. Contemporary Men
Liam Boswell - 1st place
Jonathan Fahoury - 3rd place

Pre-competitive Classical Men and Women
Alexandra de Roos - 3rd place

Pre-competitive Classical Men and Women Top 12
Gabrielle Vogel

Pre-competitive Contemporary Men and Women Top 12
Alexandra de Roos
Gabrielle Vogel

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