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.
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