Our Crystal Anniversary Spring Gala was beautiful and exciting weekend. Each performance was a little different, depending on who was dancing leads, which YAGP solos were performed and, of course, Saturday matinee featured our performance exchange with Piedmont School of Music and Dance!
Our show started with Paquita (pictured above is Senior Katie Baker), its demanding choreography allowed our dancers to really showcase their strong technique.
For our little audience members and featuring our Petite Company, we had The Twelve Dancing Princesses story ballet. The cutest thing that audience does not get to see is all the little “shoes” waiting backstage for their cue! Here they are onstage with big smiles.
The Journey, the piece that was performed at NCSA and as part of the Piedmont performance exchange, let our dancers explore their contemporary side. The dramatic opening is amazing, watch the video below.
Our YAGP soloists have worked so hard and got another chance to perform their pieces. This moment captured by Brooke Meyer Photography illustrates the mixture of strength and grace of Jennifer Romano.
The show closed with Act II of Giselle. And to get that Giselle look just right, Ms. Seay was on hand backstage!