This past weekend, seven FBP School students traveled to Torrington, Connecticut to participate in the Connecticut Classic Scholarship competition. FBP Artistic Staff and FBP School faculty have been working with the students since October working to prepare the students for this competition and the Youth America Grand Prix (YAGP) competition that is held next weekend in Boston.
We are so very proud of each students’ accomplishments and hard work in the process. The following students each performed a classical variation and were judged by teachers from Boston Ballet, American Ballet Theater and other artists:
Madison Couto – Swanhilda Variation from Coppelia
Amanda Emby – Variation from Le Corsaire
Hansine Hernandez – Fairy Doll Variation
Vanessa Linden – Talisman Variation
Adam Littman Davis – Variation from Satenella
Kathleen Toland – Variation from Paquita
Hannah Yelnosky– Variation from La fille mal gardee
There were many noteworthy schools and talented students competing from around the region. All of FBP School’s students scored in the high 80-90 percentile, with the following students placing in the top 10.
Vanessa Linden- 3rd place – Youth Division
Adam Littman Davis – 5th place – Junior Division
Madison Couto – 6th place – Senior Division
Congratulations to all of our young and talented dancers!
Next weekend these students will join a few other students for the YAGP regional competition in Boston. We will be sending more information regarding this event, in case you would like to livestream some of our dancers performances. If you would like to support our students come to the live event at the John Hancock Hall. Details to follow later this week!