Experience the magical setting of Amagansett, embraced by ocean and dunes, as ballet enthusiasts gathered at Elizabeth Jacoby and Richard Brand’s home for a special Young American Grand Prix (YAGP) friend raiser. ABT soloist Chloe Misseldine and Ukrainian dancer Vsevolod Mayevsky, both YAGP alumni, shared heartfelt stories about how YAGP transformed their dance careers, providing unparalleled opportunities for dancers worldwide.
Nurturing Dreams: A Lifeline for Dancers
ABT soloist Chloe Misseldine and her captivating grace expressed gratitude for YAGP’s significant impact on her dance journey. With YAGP’s support, she soared to new heights, leaving audiences in awe of her extraordinary talent. Ukrainian dancer Vsevolod Mayevsky, once with Russia’s Mariinsky Ballet, found solace through YAGP amidst war, thanks to Larissa Saveliev, YAGP’s founder.
A Night of Inspiration and Giving Back
Elizabeth Jacoby and Richard Brand’s event united prominent guests with a shared love for ballet and dedication to YAGP’s mission. Carrie Barrett, Bonnie Comley, Stewart F. Lane, Renee Cox, Kimberly Goff, Michele Gerber Klein, Tinu Naija, Emily Reifel, and Alexis Tobin graced the occasion, knowing the transformative power of dance education.
Youth America Grand Prix: A Global Dance Network
YAGP’s impressive global network empowers young dancers through scholarship auditions, master classes, performances, and education initiatives. With over $4.5 million in scholarships awarded to top dance schools and an annual award of up to $500,000, YAGP fosters talent from diverse backgrounds.
Nurturing Talent, Transforming Lives
YAGP’s impact spans over 24 years, with 200,000 young dancers aged 9 to 19 participating in workshops, audition classes, and events. Today, more than 12,000 young dancers audition annually, and 450+ YAGP alumni thrive in 80 professional companies worldwide.
A Bright Future for Dance
Youth America Grand Prix kindles the flames of creativity, enabling young talents to shine. ABT, New York City Ballet, San Francisco Ballet, and more boast YAGP alumni as soloists and principal dancers, reflecting the organization’s commitment to nurturing artistry.
The Young American Grand Prix event in the Hamptons celebrated the transformative power of dance. As ABT soloist Chloe Misseldine and Ukrainian dancer Vsevolod Mayevsky shared their inspiring stories, it became evident that YAGP is a lifeline for aspiring dancers, empowering them to realize their dreams. With ongoing support, YAGP will continue nurturing a new generation of exceptional dancers, leaving an indelible mark on the world stage.