Youth America Grand Prix (YAGP) is the world's largest global network of dance – and the world's biggest scholarship audition.
YAGP fulfills its mission of ensuring the future of dance through scholarship auditions, master classes, alumni services, educational and outreach activities, performances, and films. Each year YAGP travels the globe searching for talented young dancers. The season culminates in the week-long NYC Finals, where more than 1,200 of the most promising young artists receive in-depth mentoring and greater scholarship, professional, and performance opportunities.
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
YAGP 2020 SEASON: THE FINAL ROUND
Wednesday, April 15, 2020 at 7:00pm
See the future of dance! More than 12,000 talented young dancers auditioned at YAGP semi-finals all over the world; 1,200 of them have been hand-selected to proceed to the YAGP 2020 NYC Finals on April 10-17, 2020. The FINAL ROUND – the culmination of the competition – is an exciting chance for general public to see 30 of the world's most gifted young dancers in the Junior (12-14 years old) and Senior (15-19 years old) age divisions. They will perform one last time before the winners and scholarship recipients are announced at the Awards Ceremony on the stage of David H. Koch Theater Friday afternoon, April 17, 2019.
Victor Caixeta YAGP Alumnus - Soloist Mariinsky Ballet (Russia). Photo by Marianna Sorokina
YAGP 2020 GALA: STARS OF TODAY MEET THE STARS OF TOMORROW
Thursday, April 16, 2020 at 7:00pm
Followed by post-performance dinner with the dancers*
"Stars of Today Meet the Stars of Tomorrow" is an annually sold-out, spectacular Gala performance featuring the top winners of the YAGP international student ballet competition and guest stars from the world's leading dance companies. Hailed by The New York Post as "the highlight of the New York ballet season", the YAGP Gala gives the audience a unique chance to see some the best ballet dancers performing today ("STARS OF TODAY") and the most promising young dance artists from all over the globe ("STARS OF TOMORROW"). This year's all-star cast will include the rising stars of Mariinsky Ballet, Maria Khoreva and YAGP alum Victor Caixeta. Proceeds from the Gala will go directly toward scholarships for gifted young dance students who wish to pursue a professional career in dance.
*For Gala tickets including post-performance dinner with the artists, contact YAGP Development Office at 646-791-9500 or email@example.com.
FEATURING THE STARS OF:
AMERICAN BALLET THEATRE
BERLIN STATE OPERA BALLET
NEW YORK CITY BALLET
By Lauren Lovette (Principal of NYCB and YAGP alumna)
Gabriel Figueredo YAGP 2019 Grand Prix Award photo by VAM
YAGP PRESENTS: INTERNATIONAL DANCE SCHOOL FESTIVAL
Saturday, April 18, 2020 at 3:00pm
For the past 21 years, Youth America Grand Prix has been making it possible for talented young dancers from all around the world to study on scholarship at the world's leading dance academies. Last year, in celebration of its 20th Anniversary Season, YAGP presented a special Gala performance featuring the students from some of its most renowned partner schools and scholarship presenters. Join us again this year as dancers from all over the globe will perform works representing each school's style and artistic tradition, ranging from beloved classics to cutting-edge contemporary dance. Travel of world of dance in one spectacular performance!
FEATURING DANCERS OF:
ABT Studio Company (USA)
Bolshoi Ballet Academy (RUSSIA)
Dutch National Ballet Junior Company (NETHERLANDS)
The Harid Conservatory (USA)
The Royal Ballet School (UK)
John Cranko School at The Stuttgart Ballet (GERMANY)
Princess Grace Academy (MONACO)
Zurich Dance Academy (SWITZERLAND)
Header Photo: Grace Carroll (15) Australia, First Place Winner YAGP 2019 Finals