YAGP 2016

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Boston was nothing short of a fantastic adventure where a huge group of PACC performers hit the stage at this years Youth American Grand Prix Dance competition.  Every performer representing PACC was wonderful and our kids felt great about their time on stage.

There are so many highlights, Please post yours below!!!!

Starting on Thursday night while some of our soloists hit the stage, PACC students rushed out of class to catch fellow dancers on the webcast.  Everyone at PACC cheered with excitement as our soloists captured the room through the big screen. These students are so supportive of one another it is absolutely terrific.  The web cast crew caught Kaya Indyk and Harrison Jarit taking  the stage. They captured our hearts, Kaya owned the stage and Harrison exploded through every jump! He was later offered a scholarship to a summer intensive at Orlando Ballet!


Another highlight was Cheddi Dillon’s solo performance on Friday night. He nailed it taking third place and was greeted shortly after by the judges and others throwing opportunities his way! Cheddi was incredibly agile on stage performing a piece called “The Scientist” by Nikole Lachioma in the contemporary category. Watch out for Cheddi as he takes the dance world by storm throughout his career!

A third highlight was the Tarantella group piece. Dancing, smiling, being in sync, and infecting the judges and audience with this piece choreographed by Andrei Kisselov, you can catch them at NYC YAGP Finals in April! Stay tuned, they have bumped up the rehearsal schedule, and are upping their game in prep to put their best foot down on the dance floor!

A fourth highlight was Olivia Lagano’s solo, also called “Tarantella” choreographed by Susan Brooker.  Olivia’s hard work and excellent technique earned her a top twelve finish in her category! We congratulate her on this terrific accomplishment and cannot wait to see her continue to grow into a superb performer!

Special thanks are in order for our performers & ensembles and to our choreographers including Nikole Lachioma, Susan Brooker, Andrei Kisselov, and Sindy Folgar. Additionally we have to thank Beth Skvorc and Cathi Lachioma, who are the organizational experts behind the scenes helping with costumes and much more.

Please share your highlights with us! There are many more!!