YAGP/Coaching at IBA

Cara Marie Gary (now with Joffrey Ballet)

USA IBC 2010  © Richard Finkelstein

Congratulations to our 2019 

YAGP Atlanta Participants:

Joanna Henn 

Rimi Mizuoka (Top 24 Senior Classical)

Anna Ohi (Top 24 Junior Classical)

McKaela Rowland (Top 12 Senior Classical)

Gabriel Paluszak with 3rd Place Award   Photo: Emily Paluszak

International Ballet Academy Ballet Mistress and Faculty have coached numerous students for success at Youth America Grand Prix (Regional and NYC Finals) as well as other classical ballet competitions such as the USA International Ballet Competition in Jackson, MS and the Serge Lifar International Ballet Competition in Kiev, Ukraine.  IBA has been named Most Outstanding School at the YAGP Regional level, and has placed students in the Top 24, 12, 3, and Grand Prix placements throughout its competitive history.

 

While competition participation is not right for every dancer, those who are interested may consult IBA Directors to inquire about eligibility, expectations, and competition obligations.  (Students have the opportunity to include evaluation for YAGP eligibility on their Pre-Professional Company audition form in June.  Only informed and seriously interested parties are encouraged to inquire.)

International Ballet Academy is proud of our current

and former students who have participated and placed successfully in the following international ballet competitions:

  • 2019 YAGP Atlanta

    • Top 12 SR Classical - McKaela Rowland

    • Top 24 SR Classical - Rimi Mizuoka

    • Top 24 JR Classical - Anna Ohi

  • 2017 YAGP Atlanta

    • Top 24 SR Classical - Rachel Mack​

  • 2016 YAGP Atlanta

    • 3rd Place SR Classical - Gabriel Paluszak

  • 2015 YAGP Atlanta

    • 3rd Place JR Classical - Faith Bloomstran

    • Top 12 JR Contemporary - Faith Bloomstran

  • 2014 YAGP Atlanta

    • Top 12 SR Classical - Sarah Jung, Ekaterina Nechayeva​

    • Top 24 SR Classical - Sophie Scott

  • 2013 YAGP Atlanta

    • Top 12 Sr Classical - Sarah Jung 

    • Top 12 Pre-Comp. Classical - Isabella Janssen

    • Top 12 Pre-Comp. Contemporary - Isabella Janssen

  • 2012 YAGP Columbia

    • 3rd Place Sr Classical: Samantha Clauter  

    • 2nd Place Sr Contemporary: Samantha Clauter

    • Top 12 Pre-Comp. Classical: Isabella Janssen

  • 2010 International Ballet Competition

    • Jackson, MS: Cara Marie Gary, First Round Competitor​

  • 2010 YAGP Columbia​

    • Top 12 SR Classical - Laynie Wolfe
    • 2nd Place Pre-Comp. Classical - Sophie Scott
  • 2009 YAGP NYC Finals

    • YAGP NYC Finals​

      • Top 12 SR Women - Cara Marie Gary​

    • YAGP Spartanburg

      • GRAND PRIX - Cara Marie Gary​

  • 2008 YAGP Spartanburg

    • 1st Place SR Classical - Cara Marie Gary

    • Most Outstanding School Award​
  • 2007 YAGP Greenville
    • Top 12 Sr Classical - Cara Marie Gary
    • Top 12 SR Contemporary - Cara Marie Gary, Oksana Trokhimchuk*​ (Kiev Ukrainian Academy of Dance, exchange participant)
  • 2006 Serge Lifar International Ballet Competition
    • Kiev, Ukraine: Laureate Diploma - Cara Marie Gary
  • 2006 YAGP Greenville
    • 3rd Place JR Classical - Cara Marie Gary

    • 2nd Place JR Contemporary - Cara Marie Gary

  • 2005 YAGP Greenville

    • Top 12 JR Classical - Cara Marie Gary​

YAGP Atlanta 2019

Photo: Rika Ohi