Congratulations to our Alma Dance School dancers and Directors Vilma Machin and Guillermo Leyva on a great weekend at the 2019 Youth America Grand Prix Semi-Finals in Chicago. Youth America Grand Prix is the world's largest international student ballet competition and scholarship program, open to dance students of all nationalities 9–19 years old. Youth America Grand Prix reaches over 12,000 dance students annually by holding workshops, scholarship auditions, masters classes, and auditions classes in 25 U.S cities and 8 international locations. Each season culminates in the week-long New York Finals, where more than 1,200 of the world's most promising dancers receive in-depth mentoring and greater scholarship, professional, and performance opportunity.
Madison Sanders was awarded top 12 in the Senior Classical Division. Ella McEnany placed top 12 in the Senior Division for her classical and contemporary pieces. Katherine Ochoa was awarded the Youth America Grand Prix which is the maximum award given to students in the competition. Directors Vilma Machin and Guillermo Leyva were awarded outstanding teachers award. Katherine Ochoa and Ella McEnany have been invited to compete in the Youth America Grand Prix Finals in New York in April. Great job Dancers!