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 Post subject: Youth America Grand Prix, New York
PostPosted: Thu May 09, 2002 9:06 am 
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Did anyone participate in this ballet competition? <P>What did you think about it?<BR>Is there anything that you would change?<BR>What did you think about the workshop?<BR>What did you think about the award recipients? <P>


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 Post subject: Re: Youth America Grand Prix, New York
PostPosted: Thu May 09, 2002 9:40 am 
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Hello Mac, welcome to the board.<P>Can you tell us more about this competition?


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 Post subject: Re: Youth America Grand Prix, New York
PostPosted: Thu May 09, 2002 11:33 am 
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I know two young dancers who participated in the local competition in Southern California. I think they thought it was rather long: there were so many competitors that they had to wait a long long time before dancing, which made it feel a little like an assembly line. They didn't go to the New York competition, although both of them qualified. I don't know if they thought it would be more of the same (and quite expensive to get to New York) or why they decided not to go to the next round though.


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Youth America Grand Prix website is YAGP.org<P>Basically it is a new, international ballet competition with US regional and Japan comps that filter out the non-advanced dancers and the strongest qualify to compete in New York for scholarship awards to ballet summer intensives in the US and abroad. Boston Ballet, ABT, San Francisco Ballet, Washington Ballet, etc all offer scholarships. Also, One Sr level dancers wins an ABT contract. <P>


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 Post subject: Re: Youth America Grand Prix, New York
PostPosted: Sat Apr 17, 2004 2:17 am 
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I've consolidated two topics:

Jack Anderson writes in the NY TImes:

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Dance students shared the stage with experienced professionals when Youth America Grand Prix held its 2002 gala and awards ceremony last Monday night at Alice Tully Hall.

The competition, for classical and contemporary ballet students 8 to 19, was founded in 1999 by Larissa and Gennadi Saveliev, former dancers with the Bolshoi Ballet of Moscow. Mr. Saveliev is now with American Ballet Theater. An unusual feature of the competition is that it provides some of the students with scholarships to American and European ballet schools.
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DT’s Karyn Bauer-Prévost talks with the Paris Opéra Ballet School’s Claire Baulieu about her work with Youth America Grand Prix, which kicks off Finals this month in New York City. From DanceTeacher


After studying modern dance in New York from 1979 to 1982, Claire Baulieu returned to Paris to bring Martha Graham’s technique to the Paris Opéra Ballet School of Dance as a final step in the groundbreaking diversification program initiated by the school’s artistic director, Claude Bessy. Today, Baulieu is the director of the POBSD modern dance program and the artistic director of the Dance Conservatory in the Paris suburb of Bagnolet.

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<small>[ 17 April 2004, 04:17 AM: Message edited by: Stuart Sweeney ]</small>


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Youth America Grand Prix’s finals start this month with two familiar faces.
By Abby Tegnelia

Catherine Hamer competes at the Youth America Grand Prix
For any dancer wondering how others their age are performing at the national and international levels, competing in ballet competitions can be an invaluable experience. And the Youth America Grand Prix has the added bonus of more than $100,000 worth of scholarship prizes. Two dancers, Christian Squires and Catherine Hamer, participated in last year’s YAGP in New York City and learned so much that they’re back for more. (The final round starts April 22.)

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Time to Shine for Students and Stars

By JACK ANDERSON
The New York Times
April 28, 2004

Dance students shared the stage with dance stars on Monday night when Youth America Grand Prix staged its fifth-anniversary gala at Alice Tully Hall in Lincoln Center.

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The competition is directed by Larissa and Gennadi Saveliev, former members of the Bolshoi Ballet of Moscow. Mr. Saveliev is now with American Ballet Theater.
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 Post subject: Re: Youth America Grand Prix, New York
PostPosted: Wed Apr 28, 2004 8:56 am 
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Greetings!
One correction to the YAGP website. Gray Davis, who won the overall men's award this year, has not joined the Royal Danish Ballet. (Obviously, since professionals are not allowed to compete in the YAGP).

I suspect he was offered a contract, but decided not to accept the offer (for any one of a myriad of valid reasons).
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Youth America Grand Prix Showcases Young Ballet Dancers
by JENNIFER DUNNING for the New York Times

The grown-ups, from American and European dance companies, then took over for 11 numbers greeted, like everything in the first act, with girlish cheers from youngsters in the balcony. Standouts included a second-act pas de deux from "Giselle" danced by a wonderfully spectral Julie Kent and an affectingly simple, rough-hewn Artem Shpilevsky, and a knockout explosion of sex and skewed partnering from Twyla Tharp's "Movin' Out," performed by Ian Carney and that electric force of nature, Karine Plantadit.

published: April 24, 2006
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