Age is just a number for the Greenwich Ballet Academy (GBA), which recently announced “major successes at the Youth America Grand Prix Semi-Final” in Hartford.
Three GBA dancers placed high enough to advance to the finals in New York City, and one received the highest honor available at the regional level.
The Greenwich Ballet Academy nurtures talented young students toward careers in professional ballet, taking great care in directing each of its students on an individual path toward excellence.
“This achievement affirms the academy’s goal to give students the skills and stage experience they need to achieve their dreams of being professional dancers,” said the academy’s chairman, Tina Volkwein. “We are proud of the hard work our teachers and students have dedicated to making these accomplishments possible.”
“Our success at the Youth America Grand Prix underscores the value of the Greenwich Ballet Academy’s personalized instruction method using renowned professionals to teach small classes so that each student receives the personal attention and instruction they need to reach their ultimate potential,” said GBA Artistic Director Yuri Vodolaga. “The Grand Prix’s reputation as a showcase for dance students from around the world means that advancing to the New York City Finals provides a huge boost to their professional dance opportunities, and that is one of the academy’s goals.”
In addition to the students’ accomplishments, the YAGP judges presented Mr. Vodolaga with the Outstanding Teacher’s Award, accepted by him on behalf of all the Greenwich Ballet Academy’s faculty. The honor is especially noteworthy considering that 90 schools were represented in the semifinal event.
~ Read more at Greenwich Post, May 20, 2013