Monday, March 16, 2009

Winning weekend in San Diego - New York here we come!

My daughter Andrea competed last weekend in San Diego at the YAGP (Youth America Grand Prix) which is a ballet competition. We've never done this before so we weren't really sure what was going on, but figured it would be a good experience. The students can compete in a contemporary ballet piece and then a variation ballet piece. Andi was in the Senior category which has dancers from ages 15 to 19. (Andi is 15 by the way) Andi danced the Black Swan variation from Swan Lake. Her contemporary was choreographed by the insanely talented and wonderful Jenny Hill Barlow. The top twelve in each category are invited to compete in the national competition in New York in April.
ANDI MADE TOP TWELVE IN BOTH CATEGORIES AND WAS THIRD IN CONTEMPORARY! The pictures below are from her competition. We are so stinking proud of her and all her hard, hard work.










8 comments:

Jennie said...

Way to go, Andi!

Nancy Campbell Allen said...

Oh, Michele! This is so incredible!! Congrats!! She's absolutely beautiful.

Lynelle said...

Wow, Andi looks amazing! Congrats! I'm jealous you get to go to NY!

mandi said...

Wow! She is so awesome! Hopefully some of those talent genes came from the Ashman side and my girls got them also...

Ashlyn said...

She is really talented. Tell her to work on her blog. She hasn't for a while.

Paiges' Pages said...

Congrats Andi! That is so awesome!

Wendy Christensen {Moments Like This} said...

Beautiful ... Good luck in NYC!! :)

Erin Olson said...

Absolutely beautiful and amazing! Congratulations Andi! I'm proud to say you were one of my models once.. he he

I wish you the best of luck!