NEW YORK - APRIL 27: Youth America Grand Prix, Stars of Today Meet Stars of Tomorrow
on April 27, 2012 at the David Koch Theater
in Lincoln Center, Columbus Avenue and 63rd Street, New York City, NY 10023
World’s largest student ballet and contemporary dance competition – YOUTH AMERICA GRAND PRIX
– celebrates its 2012 season by announcing two star-studded Gala events at the David H. Koch Theater
, on April 27 and 28, 2012 preceded by the Final Round of the competition, also held at David H. Koch Theater
and open to general public on April 26, 2012.
Each year, over 5,000 talented young dance students audition worldwide 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 general public, the FINAL ROUND will give New York audiences a unique opportunity to see 60 of the world's best young dancers before they disperse around the world to study on scholarship at the world's leading dance academies (over $250,000 in scholarships are presented annually at YAGP).
Stars of Today Meet Stars of Tomorrow
: Annually sold-out and highly acclaimed by critics worldwide, YAGP Galas featuring the world's most promising young dance students and the stars of today's leading international dance companies have been thrilling New York City audiences since the inception of YAGP in 1999. The unique format of the "Stars of Today Meet the Stars of Tomorrow" 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 YAGP 2012 "Stars of Today Meet the Stars of Tomorrow" Gala featured an international all-star cast of today's leading dance artists led by Tamara Rojo and Sergei Polunin (Principal Dancers, The Royal Ballet).
FEATURING THE STARS FROM:
Misty Copland (American Ballet Theatre)
Herman Cornejo (American Ballet Theatre)
Matthew Golding (Dutch National Ballet)
Teresa Reichlen (New York City Ballet)
Tamara Rojo (The Royal Ballet)
Sergei Polunin (The Royal Ballet)
Alicia Amatriain (Stuttgart Ballet)
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