Touring With The Stars

For the first time ever, Youth America Grand Prix is producing "Ballet Grand Prix," a gala tour presenting YAGP winners and some of today's biggest ballet talent: Jose Manuel Carreño, Irina Dvorovenko, Michele Wiles, Drew Jacoby, Rubinald Pronk, and more. Fourteen-year-old Tyler Donatelli from Southland Ballet Academy shares her experiences performing on the tour with pointemagazine.com.

 

Hey guys! Throughout the Ballet Grand Prix tour I'll be blogging to you fellow dancers about my experiences on stage and off. Today, everyone performing at the Germantown location in Tennessee had a lighting rehearsal. There, we were able to get used to the stage, lights and our costumes. I will be performing the Harlequinade variation. I really love this variation because I can play with the audience while showing some of my technique. While running our dances, some of America's most famous dancers showed up to rehearse as well. Everyone felt so special to be able to share a warm up space with such talented people, my fellow dancers and I were in awe. Stay tuned for my next update! 

 

Off to dance,

Tyler

 

Catch Tyler in action at one of the "Ballet Grand Prix" performances:


Saturday, February 19, 2011
Germantown Performing Arts Center (GPAC) in Germantown, TN
For tickets, call 901.751.7500 or visit 
www.gpacweb.com

Tuesday, February 22, 2011
Gaillard Auditorium in Charleston, SC
For tickets, call 843.577.7400 or visit 
www.charlestonarts.sc

Thursday, February 24, 2011
Jackie Gleason Theater in Miami, FL
For tickets, call 305.673.7300 or visit 
www.gleasontheater.com

Friday, March 4, 2011
Flynn Theater in Burlington, VT
For tickets, call 802-863-5966 or visit 
www.flynncenter.org

Saturday, March 5, 2011
Zeiterion Theatre in New Bedford, MA
For tickets, call 508-994-2900 or visit 
www.zeiterion.org