Amy Astley, Ashley Olsen, Mary Kat
e Olsen, Samantha Boardman-Rosen, Marcella Guarino Hymowitz, Colby Mugrabi, Candice Miller, Lesley Thompson Vecsler will chair the Youth America Grand Prix ‘Stars Of Today Meet The Stars Of Tomorrow’ Gala, at the David H. Koch Theater in Lincoln Center, on April 13, 2017 at 7pm.
CBS’s Keltie Knight will welcome guests to the performance where winners from YAGP’s international ballet competition (stars of tomorrow) will dance alongside today’s prominent ballerinas (stars of today), with dinner and dancing to follow.
This year’s performance will feature the stars of National Ballet of Canada, Svetlana Lunkina and Evan McKie, in a US Premiere by choreographer David Dawson; Renowned international ballet stars Lucia Lacarra and Marlon Dino in a US Premiere by choreographer Russell Maliphant; English National Ballet’s Principal Dancer and Artistic Director Tamara Rojo, performing with the company’s rising star dancer and YAGP Alum Cesar Corrales; YAGP Alumni, soloist Skylar Brandt and company artist Gabe Stone Shayer of the American Ballet Theatre. New York City Ballet’s Tiler Peck and YAGP alum Zachary Catazaro will perform an excerpt from Christopher Wheeldon’s “Carousel”. The evening will additionally feature a World Premiere piece d’occasion by YAGP 2017 Emerging Choreographer, Boston Ballet Principal Dancer, and YAGP Alum, Paulo Arrais, performed by YAGP Alumna and Boston Ballet Principal, Hannah Bettes.