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Youth America Grand Prix 22nd Season 2021 Regional Semi-Finals Comes to Boca Raton, FL
April 3 - 11:30 am - 9:30 pmFree
Hundreds of aspiring ballet dancers – ages 9 to 19 – from all over Florida will be at the Youth America Grand Prix (YAGP) ballet scholarship auditions.
As the global pandemic has put the performing arts world is put largely on pause, Youth America Grand Prix (YAGP) – world’s largest student ballet competition – is moving forward with safely conducting large-scale LIVE and virtual scholarship auditions to ensure the future of dance. YAGP’s full year of live, socially distanced audition events will take place in 25 locations in the United States and 8 international semi-finals, as well as virtual auditions. YAGP participants go on to dance professionally for American Ballet Theatre, Paris Opera Ballet, Dutch National Ballet, New York City Ballet, and more!
Free for the public to watch: www.Facebook.com/YouthAmericaGrandPrix
A full break down of the schedule can be found here:
**Schedule is subject to change. New health and safety measures are being taken.**
Youth America Grand Prix is the largest global network of dance. YAGP fulfills its mission of dance education through scholarship auditions, master classes, alumni services, performances, and education.
2019 was YAGP’s 20th Anniversary season! For the past 20 years, over $4 million has been awarded in scholarships to the world’s leading dance schools, with up to $350,000 now awarded annually. Since YAGP’s founding in 1999, over 100,000 young dancers – ages 9 to 19 – of diverse ethnic and cultural backgrounds have participated in YAGP’s international workshops, audition classes, and dance awareness events. Today, more than 12,000 young dancers audition annually. More than 450 Youth America Grand Prix alumni are now dancing with 80 professional companies around the world, including American Ballet Theatre, New York City Ballet, San Francisco Ballet, Boston Ballet, Stuttgart Ballet, Paris Opera Ballet, Mariinsky Ballet and many others. Over 100 of these alumni are soloists and principal dancers.
Larissa Saveliev founded Youth America Grand Prix (YAGP) after training and touring with the Bolshoi Ballet Academy in Moscow, before defecting to the United States in the early 90’s.