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Youth America Grand Prix's 2012 Final Round and Galas


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#1 First Position

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Posted 12 March 2012 - 01:23 PM

World’s largest student ballet scholarship competition celebrates ITS 2012 season with

3 performances at the David H. Koch Theater at Lincoln Theater


April 26 – Final Round of the competition (open to general public)
April 27 – “Stars of Today Meet the Stars of Tomorrow” – YAGP 2012 Gala
April 28 – “Ballerina Assoluta: Gala Tribute Honoring the Legendary Natalia Makarova”

PERFORMANCE TICKETS: $25-$150 n Box Office 212.496.0600 n www.davidhkochtheater.com n David H. Koch Theater at Lincoln Center
PATRON TICKETS: $500 and up n Call 646.370.3764 n www.yagp.org


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New York, NY (February 13, 2012) – World’s largest student ballet scholarship competition and festival - YOUTH AMERICA GRAND PRIX – will celebrate its 2012 season with three spectacular performances at David H. Koch Theater at Lincoln Center on April 26-28, 2012.

THE FINAL ROUND OF THE COMPETITION (April 26, 2012 at 7:00pm) – Each year, over 5,000 talented young dance students audition at semi-final rounds conducted by YAGP around the globe. Only 300 of the most promising young dancers representing 30 countries on 5 continents are chosen for the New York City Finals. Open to the general public for only the fourth time, the FINAL ROUND will give New York audiences a unique opportunity to see 60 of the world’s best young dancers before they disperse to study on scholarship at the world’s leading dance academies (over $250,000 in scholarships are presented annually at YAGP). TICKETS: $25 and $45, available at the David H. Koch Theater Box Office, at www.davidhkochtheater.com, or by calling 212.496.0600.

“STARS OF TODAY MEET THE STARS OF TOMORROW”: YAGP 2012 Gala (April 27, 2012 at 7:00pm)
The annually sold-out YAGP Galas have become synonymous with the discovery of new dancers, choreographers, and companies. The unique format of the Gala, featuring the performances of international ballet stars and introducing the world’s brightest young dance talent quickly became an audience favorite and, according to the late Clive Barnes of the New York Post, “the highlight of the New York ballet season.” The 2012 Celebration Gala will star some of the world’s leading dancers including Tamara Rojo (The Royal Ballet), in a rare New York City appearance, Sergei Polunin (YAGP Alumnus, formally of The Royal Ballet) and Friedemann Vogel (NEW YORK DEBUT, Stuttgart Ballet). Plus many other dancers to be announced from American Ballet Theatre, Dutch National Ballet, New York City Ballet, Stuttgart Ballet, among others. As part of YAGP’s “Emerging Choreographer Series”, New York City Ballet Corps de Ballet dancer, Justin Peck will choreograph a world premiere for Teresa Reichlen (New York City Ballet) and Matthew Golding (YAGP Alumnus, Dutch National Ballet). Elizabeth Frenchman and Kenneth E. Gordon have generously underwritten this choreographic commission. PERFORMANCE TICKETS: $45-$150, available at the David H. Koch Theater Box Office, at www.davidhkochtheater.com, or by calling 212.496.0600. PATRON TICKETS AND TABLES include prime performance seats and the “Dance with the Dancers” Dinner on the David H. Koch Theater Promenade: $500, $1,000, $1,500, $2,500 for patron tickets; and $10,000, $15,000, $25,000 and $50,000 for tables of ten. Corporate and Artists Sponsorship packages available. Please call 646.370.3764 or visit www.yagp.org.

“BALLERINA ASSOLUTA: GALA TRIBUTE HONORING THE LEGENDARY NATALIA MAKAROVA” Performance (April 28, 2012 at 7:00pm)
As part of its “Legends in Dance” series, YAGP presents a gala tribute to the incomparable Natalia Makarova. The evening will include performances by dancers including Marcelo Gomes (American Ballet Theatre), Natalia Osipova (American Ballet Theatre/Mikhailovsky Theatre St. Petersburg), Yuan Yuan Tan (San Francisco Ballet), Ivan Vasiliev (American Ballet Theatre/Mikhailovsky Theatre St. Petersburg) and Diana Vishneva (American Ballet Theatre/Mariinsky Ballet) who will perform her most iconic roles. Many others performers to be announced from the world’s leading dance companies, including American Ballet Theatre, New York City Ballet, Stuttgart Ballet, and The Royal Ballet. Ms. Makarova will narrate the performance reflecting on her experience as a dancer and rare archival video footage of her will be shared. Do not miss this historic evening of dance. PERFORMANCE TICKETS: $45-$150, available at the David H. Koch Theater Box Office, at www.davidhkochtheater.com, or by calling 212.496.0600. PATRON TICKETS include prime performance seats and post-performance reception with Makarova: $750. Information regarding Reserved Tables and Artist Sponsorships available upon request. Please call 646.370.3764 or visit www.yagp.org.

YOUTH AMERICA GRAND PRIX (YAGP) is America’s first and the world’s largest student ballet scholarship competition, founded in 1999 by two former Bolshoi Ballet dancers, Larissa and Gennadi Saveliev. Conducted through annual regional competitions throughout the U.S. and abroad (Brazil, Mexico, Japan, and Italy), YAGP is the “internet of the dance world,” a global network of opportunity connecting dancers, teachers, schools and companies all over the globe. Each year, YAGP culminates with a Final Round in New York City and a Gala performance. This year we have moved to the David H. Koch Theater at Lincoln Center to accommodate greater audience demand. Since its inception, 25,000 young dancers have participated in YAGP worldwide competitions and workshops, over $2 million dollars have been awarded in scholarships to the world’s leading dance schools, and over 250 YAGP Alumni are now dancing with some 50 companies around the globe, including American Ballet Theatre, New York City Ballet, San Francisco Ballet, Boston Ballet, Stuttgart Ballet, Paris Opera Ballet, Eifman Ballet of St. Petersburg, and many others. For more information, call 646.370.3764 or visit WWW.YAGP.ORG.

YAGP 2012 Season is sponsored by Bloch, Capezio, Dance Magazine, Dance Europe Magazine, Dance Teacher Magazine, Dance Spirit Magazine, Discount Dance Supply, Grishko, Pointe Magazine, Russian Pointe, SoDanca, and Sylvia Co.


“Stars of Today Meet the Stars of Tomorrow” Gala Casting


Yonah Acosta (NEW YORK DEBUT, English National Ballet)

Alicia Amatriain (Stuttgart Ballet)

Islom Baimuradov (The Mariinsky Ballet)

Jose Manuel Carreno (formerly with American Ballet Theatre)

Yoel Carreno (Norwegian National Ballet)

Misty Copeland (American Ballet Theatre)

Herman Cornejo (American Ballet Theatre)

Yolanda Correa Frias (Norwegian National Ballet)

Matthew Golding (YAGP Alumnus, Dutch National Ballet)

Ekaterina Kondaurova (The Mariinsky Ballet)

Sergei Polunin (YAGP Alumnus)

Teresa Reichlen (New York City Ballet)

Tamara Rojo (The Royal Ballet)

Friedemann Vogel (Stuttgart Ballet)

With a world premiere by ABT's Marcelo Gomes and NYCB's Justin Peck


“Ballerina Assoluta: Gala Tribute Honoring the Legendary Natalia Makarova” Casting


Alicia Amatriain - (Stuttgart Ballet)

Tyler Angle - (New York City Ballet)

Thiago Bordin - (The Hamburg Ballet)

Helene Bouchet - (The Hamburg Ballet)

Matthew Golding - (YAGP Alumnus, Dutch National Ballet)

Marcelo Gomes - (American Ballet Theatre)

Maria Kowroski - (New York City Ballet)

Denis Matvienko - (Mariinsky Ballet)

Gillian Murphy - (American Ballet Theatre)

Natalia Osipova - (American Ballet Theatre/Mikhailovsky Theatre St. Petersburg)

Sergei Polunin - (YAGP Alumnus, The Royal Ballet)

Tamara Rojo - (The Royal Ballet)

Damian Smith - (San Francisco Ballet)

Yuan Yuan Tan - (San Francisco Ballet)

Ivan Vasiliev - (American Ballet Theatre/Mikhailovsky Theatre St. Petersburg)

Diana Vishneva - (American Ballet Theatre/Mariinsky Ballet)

Friedemann Vogel - NY Debut (Stuttgart Ballet)



#2 Natalia

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Posted 13 March 2012 - 10:18 AM

For the first time in a number of years, i will skip them all together.


Me too. Decent initial cast of announced stars (subject to cancellation) but the thought of hearing 1,000s of screaming tweens and teens reacting to every stupid jump keeps me home.

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Posted 13 March 2012 - 07:37 PM

Torn again...Do I go to YAGP gala and Makarova gala (I can survive screaming teens for this, though last time I attended one of these, it was the noisy Russians next to me who wouldn't be quiet), or do I stay with my original plan to visit Detroit and see another ABT alum &co., and attend the Toronto documentary FF which might help my other project? Aaarrrgh, I hate these decisions.

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Posted 30 April 2012 - 12:26 PM

What a fantastic event put on by YAGP! A truly mesmerizing and enchanting evening at Lincoln Center with the legendary Natalia Marakova (I'll just pretend that there was no one else in attendance :0 ). The spectacular performance was breathtaking and expertly executed as one would expect when honoring a bonafide industry superstar. The captivated audience surrounding me seemed mostly local and was highly respectful as the hall was nothing short of pin-drop quiet throughout the performance with the exception of well deserved eruptions of energized applause when the moment(s) so called for. I hope the commenters above ultimately decided to join us as the performances by this group of stage talent and the reception which followed were undeniably nothing short of unforgettable.

If I had only one word to describe the overall experience it would be -- MAGNIFICENT!

Bravo YAGP!


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