The Greatest Season
This was certainly the busiest and most successful YAGP season for the Urbana Fine Arts Center.
We attended two regionals in Chicago and we again, made it to the finals with three ensemble pieces.
At the February Chicago Regional (Feb 10-13), our student LILLY BRADLEY placed Top 12 with her classical solo “The Harlequinade”. Our duet “Counterpart”, choreographed by JAYLEN DE’ ANGELO CLAY and performed by LYLLI BRADLEY and JANET SAAVEDRA, placed Top 6. Three of our ensembles were invited to perform at the YAGP Finals in Tampa, FL: “Counterpart” (mentioned earlier); “NPrint” also choreographed by JAYLEN DE’ ANGELO CLAY and performed by VICTORIA BAGBY and NATALIE POCIASK; and “A Night at the Louvre”, choreographed by JADE O’CONNOR and performed by JANET SAAVEDRA, LILIANE CHEMLA, KENDALL KUKA, NATALIE POCIASC and LEYLA COHEN.
At the March Chicago Regional (Mar 17 to 19) our student ELLE GRAHAM placed Top 12 with the classical solo “Fairy of Kindness” from The Sleeping Beauty. LILLY BRADLEY placed Top 12 with the Contemporary solo “You are Mine!”, choreographed by JAYLEN DE’ANGELO CLAY and JOHN TUBBS placed top 24 with the classical solo “Pas de Trois Variation” form Swan Lake. Both classical pieces mentioned were choreographed originally by MARIUS PETIPAS and coached by LUCIANA REZENDE.
Enjoy the photos!
Left: Janet Saavedra (left) and Lilly Bradley (right) showing the Top 6 Ensemble Diploma.
Right: Janet Saavedra and Lilly Bradley performing "Counterpart"
Right: Victoria Bagby (left) and Natalie Pociask (rigth) performing "NPrint"
Left: left to right: Leyla Cohen, Janet Saavedra, Kendall Kuka, Liliane Chemla and Natalie Pociask, performing "A Night at the Louvre"
Above: Urbana Fine Arts Students at the YAGP 2022 Chicago February Regional.
Left: From left to right: Elle Graham, John Tubbs and Lilly Bradley at the YAGP 2022 Chicago March Regional.
Right: John Tubbs performing "Pas de Trois Male Variation", from Swan Lake. At the YAGP 2002 Chicago March Regional.