FBP welcomes Youth America Grand Prix to Providence!

FBP is proud to welcome Youth America Grand Prix to Providence this weekend for their regional semi-final competition! YAGP is America’s largest student ballet scholarship competition, bringing together young talent from around the world in their annual competition.


The competition will be held at The Vets beginning tomorrow (2/7) and concluding Saturday (2/8). The awards ceremony at the theater will be on Sunday (2/9) from 3:00-4:30.

We are also excited to host workshops and master classes at the FBP studios on Saturday evening and all day Sunday. The halls will be filled with talented young dancers eager to learn from each other and the many renowned dance professionals that YAGP has tapped to lead these classes.

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FBP Company Dancer and former YAGP finalist Kirsten Evans giving some last minute coaching to our participants.

The FBP School will be well represented this weekend, with more than two dozen students participating in the competition.

Solo participants:

  • Lucy Ehrlich
  • Olivia Kaczmarzyk
  • Olivia Lucianno
  • Isabella Maclea
  • Lan Pricolo
  • Jane Schiavone

Duet participants:

  • Sophia Ahn, Allyson Grant
  • Magnoly Batista, Hannah Yelnosky

Ensemble participants:

  • “Brass on Brass”¬†choreography by Shura Baryshnikov.
    • Tanith Benedick, Mikaela Dalton, Lucy Ehrlich, Julia Feeley, Symone Gilbert, Olivia Kaczmarzyk, Sophia Kaczmarzyk, Joseph Lynch, Isabella Maclea, Brandon McGuirk, Alexandra Morris, Suzanne Paolucci, Lan Pricolo, Jane Schiavone, Alexandra Tabachnikov, Emma Zubiago
  • “IF Parasols” choreography by Mary Ann Mayer.
    • Sophia Ahn, Magnoly Batista Tatis, Kyra Benedick, Tanith Benedick, Mikaela Dalton, Julia Feeley, Allyson Grant, Olivia Kaczmarzyk, Isabella Maclea, Audrey MCCarthy, Lan Pricolo, Jane Schiavone, Catherine Vandermillen, Kailey Williams, Hannah Yelnosky.

See the full schedule for this weekend’s competition here.

We wish all of our students and all of the participants the best of luck this weekend! Have fun!


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