The Youth American Grand Prix (YAGP) is the world’s largest global network of dance. YAGP strives to support world class dancers from ages 9-19 and of all economic, ethnic, and geographical backgrounds by promoting dance education through scholarship auditions, master classes, alumni services, educational and outreach activities, performances, and films. YAGP offers performance and education opportunities in an effort to connect young dancers with teachers, schools, dance companies, and audiences across the world.
For the second consecutive year, Vitacca Dance Project was graciously awarded with the YAGP “Outstanding School” award. Recognition and congratulations goes to all the performers and family members involved. Their incredible work ethic and dedicated performances awarded Vitacca Dance Project not only the 2017 “Outstanding School” Award but also, First Place in the Ensemble category as well as Top 12 and Top 24 in both Contemporary and Classical categories. Vitacca has been invited to the the YAGP New York Finals to perform works choreographed by Ballet Master, Phillip Broomhead (“Adoration”) and Faculty Member, Elijah Gibson (“Negative Space”). Soloist and Vitacca Program Dancer, Evan Leigh Thornton will also take the stage in the YAGP NY Finals performing works by Marius Petiipa and Artistic Director, Kelly Ann Vitacca. Program Dancer, Rhys Hudson, was also awarded 3rd place in Men’s Classical Variations for his powerful performance at the Dallas Regionals.
We are so fortunate to say that we had an enjoyable and successful 2017 YAGP season, and would like to send a warm thank you to all who contributed this year. We could not have done it without you all.
Looking forward, Vitacca Dance Project is excited to take the stage at the New York Finals April 8th-13th. Best of luck to all those performing! Check out these wonderful behind the scenes shots of Vitacca program dancers from 2017 YAGP.