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WELCOME TO THE 2011 SEASON

2011 REGIONAL SEMI-FINALS

Artistic Directors of the world’s leading dance companies will attend a special audition class at NYC Finals designed specifically to showcase young talent seeking professional employment.

Dear friends,

Welcome to the 2011 Season of Youth America Grand Prix. On behalf of all of us at YAGP, we would like to thank our participants, parents, teachers, dance professionals, and contributors for helping our organization become the world’s leading dance education initiative that has given over 25,000 dance students worldwide a chance to pursue their dream of a professional career in dance. 11 years ago YAGP pioneered the idea of a scholarship ballet competition in the United States – and this year marks another “first” from YAGP: the creation of “Young Dancer Database” (YDD), a comprehensive photo/ video database of young dancers worldwide. Searchable by schools and companies all over the world, YDD will be available to all current finalists of YAGP – and to all past YAGP alumni. This extraordinary new tool will help dancers connect to scholarship or professional employment opportunities all over the globe. This season YAGP will also launch the “YAGP Job Fair,” as part of which

Another YAGP “first” in 2011 is “Ballet Grand Prix”: the U.S. tour of the YAGP Gala, which will give audiences across America a chance to see the stars of today and the stars of tomorrow in one spectacular Gala evening. YAGP is committed to expanding the opportunities it provides to the widest possible number of dance students – and so we are pleased to announce the opening of a YAGP semi-final in Paris, France. We believe that it will give European dance students greater access to YAGP’s network of unprecedented educational and professional opportunities available to all current and past YAGP participants. Together with programs already running successfully at YAGP – such as “Dance in Higher Education” and “YAGP NYC Intensive” – we hope these new initiatives will help fulfill YAGP’s mission to raise the next generation of dance artists. Welcome to the 12th Youth America Grand Prix!

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With warmest regards, Larissa and Gennadi Saveliev Founders of YAGP

Described by U.S. and international critics as the “Gala of Galas” and “the highlight of the NYC ballet season,” Youth America Grand Prix’s “Stars of Today Meet the Stars of Tomorrow” Gala attracts not only dance professionals from all over the world, but also a large audience representing the New York dance community.

September 23 - 26, 2010

Tokyo, JAPAN

October 11 - 14, 2010

Paris, FRANCE

November 12 - 14, 2010

UNITED STATES 2010 Tampa, FL

October 22 - 24

Howard W. Blake HS of the Arts – Competition David A. Straz, Jr. Center for the Performing Arts and Patel Conservatory – Master classes

Houston, TX

November 5 -

Cullen Theatre, Wortham Center – Competition Ben Stevenson Academy at Houston Ballet – Master classes

2011 Columbia, SC

January 7 - 9

University of South Carolina, Drayton Hall Theatre – Competition University of South Carolina, Dance Department – Master classes

Philadelphia, PA

January 14 - 16

Lang Performing Arts Center, Swarthmore College Competition The Rock School for Dance Education – Master classes

Chicago, IL

January 21 - 23

Lund Auditorium Performing Arts Center, Dominican University - Competition Joffrey Ballet Academy – Master classes

January 28 - 30

Indianapolis, IN

February 5 – 6

Zionsville Community High School – Competition Ballet Theatre of Carmel at Performer’s Edge – Master classes

Thursday, March 21, 2011

Tuesday, March 22, 2011 NY City Center

Vinhedo, BRAZIL

August 10 - 11, 2010

Mater Dei Catholic High School – Competition California Ballet Academy and San Diego Ballet Academy – Master classes

The Final Round

“Stars of Today Meet the Stars of Tomorrow”: YAGP 2011 Gala

Asuncion, PARAGUAY

San Diego, CA

YAGP 2011 EVENTS AT NYC FINALS Open to general public, the Final Round gives YAGP 2011 Finalists an exciting opportunity to perform before the leaders in the international dance community and enthusiastic New York audiences. For other participants, it is a unique chance to see some of the top dancers in the Junior (ages 12-14 years old) and Senior (15-19 years old) age divisions.

INTERNATIONAL

Los Angeles, CA

February 11 - 13

Huntington Beach High School Auditorium – Competition Huntington Beach High School Auditorium – Master classes

Denver, CO

February 18 - 20

Pinnacle Theatre Charter School – Competition Colorado Ballet – Master classes

A culmination of the YAGP 2011 NYC Finals, it features the best of the competition alongside some of the world’s most celebrated professional dance artists. We recommend ordering tickets in advance, as the YAGP Galas are usually sold-out. Tickets to the YAGP events at NY City Center can be purchased online at www. nycitycenter.org, by calling CityTix® at 212.581.1212, or in person at City Center Box Office located on West 55th Street between 6th and 7th Avenues. See you at the show!

Torrington, CT

February 18 - 20

Warner Theatre – Competition Nutmeg Conservatory for the Arts – Master classes

San Francisco, CA

February 25 - 27

Bayside Performing Arts Center - Competition San Francisco Ballet School – Master classes

2011 NYC FINALS New York, NY

March 17 - 20

Skirball Center for the Performing Arts

The Final Round

March 21

For a list of recommended hotels for the YAGP 2011 NYC Finals, please visit the YAGP website at www.yagp.org


JUDGES, TEACHERS AND SCHOLARSHIP PRESENTERS

PATRICIA BARKER

CLAIRE BAULIEU

JASON BEECHEY

ETHAN BROWN

FRANCO DE VITA

KEE JUAN HAN

DEBORAH HESS

ANNA-MARIE HOLMES

RINAT IMAEV

ALEXEI KREMNEV

MARIANNE KRUUSE

ANDRE LEWIS

RAYMOND LUKENS

LUCA MASALA

TADEUSZ MATACZ

OLIVER MATZ

GARY NORMAN

ELISABETH PLATEL

SHELLY POWER

MARILYN ROWE

STEPHANIE SALAND

CARLOS DOS SANTOS, JR. ADAM SKLUTE

Representative, Pacific Northwest Ballet School (USA)

Faculty member, Canada’s National Ballet School (CANADA)

Artistic Associate, ABT/NYU Masters Degree Program (USA)

Associate Director, Houston Ballet’s Ben Stevenson Academy (USA)

Faculty member, Paris Opera Ballet School (FRANCE)

Artistic Director, The School at Jacob’s Pillow (USA)

Artistic Director, Princess Grace Academy of Classic Dance (MONACO)

Director, Australian Ballet School (AUSTRALIA)

GAILENE STOCK

Director, Palucca School Dresden (GERMANY)

Company Teacher, American Ballet Theatre (USA)

Director, John Cranko School of Stuttgart Ballet (GERMANY)

Former Principal Dancer, New York City Ballet (USA)

Director, The Royal Ballet School (UK)

Company Teacher, American Ballet Theatre (USA)

Artistic Director, Joffrey Ballet’s Academy of Dance (USA)

Director, Zurich Dance Academy (SWITZERLAND)

Resident Choreographer, YAGP (USA)

GARRY TRINDER

Director, New Zealand School of Dance (NEW ZEALAND)

Director, ABT JKO School (USA) Director, The Washington School of Ballet (USA)

Deputy Director, Hamburg Ballet Artistic Director, Canada’s Royal School (GERMANY) Winnipeg Ballet (CANADA)

Faculty member, The Royal Ballet School (UK)

Artistic Director, Ballet West (USA)

SEPTIME WEBRE

Artistic Director, The Washington Ballet (USA)

Director, Paris Opera Ballet School (FRANCE)

BO SPASSOFF

Director, The Rock School for Dance Education (USA)


YAGP AWARDS In addition to 1st, 2nd and 3rd places awarded in each age division (Senior, Junior and Pre-Competitive), these special awards will be presented at YAGP 2011 NYC Finals: Grand Prix Award (best overall performance in Senior age division) Youth Grand Prix Award (best overall performance in Junior age division) Hope Award (best overall performance in Pre-Competitive age division)

SCHOLARSHIP AWARDS INTERNATIONAL Australian Ballet School (Australia) Canada’s National Ballet School (Canada) Canada’s Royal Winnipeg Ballet School (Canada) Dance Academy of Zurich (Switzerland) Hamburg Ballet School (Germany) John Cranko School of Stuttgart Ballet (Germany) La Scala Ballet Academy (Italy) Munich Ballet School (Germany) New Zealand School of Dance (New Zealand) Palucca School Dresden (Germany) Princess Grace Academy of Classic Dance (Monaco) The Royal Ballet School (United Kingdom) The Royal Danish Ballet School (Denmark) Vienna State Opera Ballet School (Austria)

Outstanding Teacher Award (presented by Dance Magazine) Outstanding School Award (presented by Dance Spirit magazine) Outstanding Choreographer Award (presented by Pointe magazine) Critic’s Choice Award (presented by Dance Europe magazine) The Mary Day Artistry Award The Sarah Chapin Langham Outstanding Contemporary Dancer Award Grishko Model Search Award Discount Dance Supply Model Search Award* * Limited to participants in Chicago, IL Regional Semi-Final

UNITED STATES The Ailey School American Ballet Theatre Summer Intensives American Ballet Theatre JKO School Bolshoi Ballet Academy The Harid Conservatory Houston Ballet’s Ben Stevenson Academy Joffrey Ballet’s Academy of Dance The Julliard School The Kirov Academy of Ballet of Washington D.C. The Nutmeg Conservatory Pacific Northwest Ballet School The Rock School for Dance Education San Francisco Ballet School The School at Jacob’s Pillow Steps on Broadway Walnut Hill School of the Arts The Washington School of Ballet Brochure compiled and edited by Sergey Gordeev © 2010. Photos by Nina Alovert, Hideaki Tanioka, Siggul/Visual Arts Masters.


YAGP 2010 WINNERS

SCHOLARSHIP AWARDS Over 150 scholarships to leading dance schools were awarded at YAGP 2010. For a complete list of YAGP 2010 scholarship recipients, visit the YAGP website – www.yagp.org

SENIOR AGE DIVISION (Ages 15-19) Grand Prix

William Bracewell, 18 (The Royal Ballet School, UNITED KINGDOM)

Women Gold Medal Silver Medal Bronze Medal

Hannah O’Neill, 16 (The Australian Ballet School, AUSTRALIA) Zhao Wan Ting, 17 (The Rock School for Dance Education/Beijing Dance Academy, USA/P.R. of CHINA) Shang Yao Qian, 15 (Beijing Dance Academy, P.R. of CHINA)

Men Gold Medal Silver Medal Bronze Medal (tie) Bronze Medal (tie)

Edo Wijnen, 17 (Royal Ballet School of Antwerp, BELGIUM) Joan Sebastian Zamora, 16 (The Rock School for Dance Education, USA) Arata Miyagawa, 17 (Tsubota Ballet School, JAPAN) Jong Suk Park, 18 (The Washington Ballet School, USA)

JUNIOR AGE DIVISION (Ages 12-14) Youth Grand Prix Sam Zaldivar, 14 (Dmitri Kulev Classical Ballet Academy, USA)

Women Gold Medal Silver Medal Bronze Medal

Leah Christianson, 13 (Joffrey Ballet’s Academy of Dance, USA) Kaho Ogawa, 14 (Ballet Academy RELEVE, JAPAN) Miko Fogarty, 12 (Diablo Ballet, USA)

Men Gold Medal Silver Medal Bronze Medal

Derek Dunn, 14 (The Rock School for Dance Education, USA) Yuto Ideno, 14 (Mie Hatanaka Ballet School, JAPAN) David Navarro Yudes, 13 (Escola de Dansa “Marisa Yudes,” SPAIN)

PRE-COMPETITIVE AGE DIVISION (Ages 9-11) Hope Award

Aran Bell, 11 (Maison de la Dansa, ITALY)

Women Gold Medal Silver Medal Bronze Medal

Riho Sakamoto, 11 (Kirov Academy of Washington DC, USA) Maya Uchida, 10 (Kazuko Sugihara Ballet Art, JAPAN) Gaya Bommer Yemini, 11 (Nadine Bommer Dance Academy, ISRAEL)

Men Gold Medal Silver Medal Bronze Medal

Sunu Lim, 10 (Ko Eun Kyung Ballet Academy, KOREA) Juan Miguel Fernandez Vera, 10 (En Pro del Talento Vercruzano, MEXICO) Reo Morikawa, 11 (Yoko Tagawa Ballet Academy, JAPAN)

BEST ENSEMBLES Gold Medal Silver Medal Bronze Medal

Ateneo Danza (ITALY) Escuela Superior de Musica Y Danza de Monterrey (MEXICO) Opera Ballet (BRAZIL)

PAS DE DEUX Gold Medal Silver Medal Bronze Medal

Ki Hwan Cha and Min Jung Kim (Korean National University, KOREA) Yu Jiu Tung and Lan Zhi Ming (Shen Zhen Art School, P.R. of CHINA) Alys Shee and Marc St. Pierre (Canadian Ballet School, CANADA)

SPECIAL AWARDS The Sarah Chapin Langham Outstanding Contemporary Dancer Award Natalie Krakirian, 16 (The Burbank School of the Ballet, USA) Dance Europe magazine’s Critic’s Choice Award

Edo Wijen, 17 (Royal Ballet School of Antwerp, BELGIUM)

The Mary Day Artistry Award

Jack Bertinshaw, 17 (Tanz Akademie Zurich, SWITZERLAND)

Outstanding School Award

Beijing Dance Academy, P.R. of CHINA

Grishko Model Search Award

Anisa Scott, 16 (International Ballet School, USA)


MEET THE WINNERS

GRAND PRIX AWARD

YOUTH GRAND PRIX AWARD

William Bracewell, 18

Sam Zaldivar, 14

(The Royal Ballet School, UNITED KINGDOM)

(Dmitri Kulev Classical Ballet Academy, USA)

HOPE AWARD

BEST PAS DE DEUX

Aran Bell, 11

Ki Hwan Cha and Min Jung Kim

(Centro Regionale Danza Lyceum di Napoli, ITALY)

(Korea National University, KOREA)

BEST ENSEMBLE Ateneo Danza, ITALY

GRISHKO MODEL SEARCH Anisa Scott, 16 International Ballet School (USA)

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