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Chelsea Clinton, Mary-Kate & Ashley Olsen, Nicky Hilton, Woody Allen at Youth America Grand Prix Gala

Chelsea Clinton, Mary-Kate & Ashley Olsen, Nicky Hilton, Woody Allen at Youth America Grand Prix Gala
Keltie Knight, Marcella Guarino Hymowitz, Colby Mugrabi, Candice Miller, Lesley Thompson Vecsler, Amy Astley, Mary-Kate Olsen, Ashley Olsen

Keltie Knight, Marcella Guarino Hymowitz, Colby Mugrabi, Candice Miller, Lesley Thompson Vecsler, Amy Astley, Mary-Kate Olsen, Ashley Olsen

Amy Astley was the honorary chairman and Marcella Guarino Hymowitz as chairman of last night’s Youth America Grand Prix’s “Stars of Today Meet the Stars of Tomorrow’ Gala” at Lincoln Center. Samantha Boardman-Rosen, Colby Mugrabi, Candice Jordan Miller, Ashley Olsen, Mary Kate Olsen, Lesley Thompson Vecsler all served as co-chairs.

Fernando Garcia, Nicky Hilton Rothschild

Fernando Garcia, Nicky Hilton Rothschild Photo by Presley Ann

CBS’s Keltie Knight welcomed guests to the performance from the stage of the David H. Koch Theater where young dancers, age 9 to 19, who participated in  YAGP’s international ballet auditions (stars of tomorrow) danced alongside today’s greatest artists (stars of today) including Svetlana Lunkina and Evan McKie (National Ballet of Canada), Tamara Rojo and Cesar Corrales (English National Ballet), Skylar Brandt and Gabe Stone Shayer (American Ballet Theatre), and Tiler Peck and Zachary Catazaro (New York City Ballet).

Marc Mezvinsky, Chelsea Clinton

Marc Mezvinsky, Chelsea Clinton photo by Presley Ann

Dinner and dancing followed on the promenade with guests including Chelsea Clinton and Marc Mezvinsky, Woody Allen and Soon-Yi Previn, Karen and Richard LeFrak,  Nicky Hilton Rothschild, Fernando Garcia, Tony and October Gonzalez, Donny Deutsch, Cece Cord, Julio Bocca, Irene Shen, Bruce Marks, Deeda Blair, Olivier Sarkozy, Marcelo Gomes, Margot London, Harrison LeFrak, Paloma Herrera, Judith M. Hoffman, Maria-Cristina Anzola and John Heimann, Tico Mugrabi, Rachel Feinstein, Linda K. Morse (YAGP chairman) and gala vice chairs Christina Lyon, B Michael, Suzanne Dance, and Dr. Shirley Madhère-Weil.

Olivier Sarkozy

Olivier Sarkozy photo by Presley Ann

Youth America Grand Prix is the world’s largest global dance network of dance, connecting classically-trained students, teachers, schools, companies, alumni, sponsors, dancers and choreographers with audiences who share a distinct passion for dance. YAGP annually awards more than $500,000 in scholarships from the leading dance schools worldwide. Since its founding in 1999, over 80,000 young dancers ages 9 to 19 of diverse ethnic and cultural backgrounds have participated in YAGP’s international workshops, audition classes, and dance awareness events. Gifted dancers have earned over $3 million in scholarships to the leading dance schools. More than 350 YAGP alumni currently dance with 80 companies around the world including American Ballet Theatre, New York City Ballet, San Francisco Ballet, Boston Ballet, Stuttgart Ballet, Paris Opera Ballet, Mariinsky Ballet and many others. For more information, visit

Soon Yi Previn and Woody Allen

Soon Yi Previn and Woody Allen photo by Presley Ann

Nicky Hilton Rothschild

Nicky Hilton Rothschild photo by Presley Ann

Christina Lyon, Karen LeFrak, Larissa Saveliev

Christina Lyon, Karen LeFrak, Larissa Saveliev photo by Presley Ann

Juliette Bosco

Juliette Bosco photo by VAM Productions

Shu Kurihara

Shu Kurihara photo by VAM Productions

Madison Penney

Madison Penney photo by VAM Productions

Luciano Perotto

Luciano Perotto photo by VAM Productions


Suzanna, co-owns and publishes the newspaper Times Square Chronicles or T2C. At one point a working actress, she has performed in numerous productions in film, TV, cabaret and theatre. She has performed at The New Orleans Jazz festival, The United Nations and Carnegie Hall. Currently she has a screenplay in the works, which she developed with her mentor and friend the late Arthur Herzog. She was the Broadway Informer on the all access cable TV Show “The New Yorkers,” soon to be “The Tourist Channel.” email:

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