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Greenwich Ballet Academy Sends Three To National Competition

Three Greenwich Ballet Academy students will compete in a national championship later this month. Back row, left to right: Yuri Vodolaga, Celia Volkwein, Ester Wells, Lindsey Wales. Front row, left to right: Juliette Bosco, Elisabeth Beyer
Three Greenwich Ballet Academy students will compete in a national championship later this month. Back row, left to right: Yuri Vodolaga, Celia Volkwein, Ester Wells, Lindsey Wales. Front row, left to right: Juliette Bosco, Elisabeth Beyer Photo Credit: Courtesy of Greenwich Ballet Academy

GREENWICH, Conn. -- Three dancers from Greenwich Ballet Academy qualified for the Youth America Grand Prix Finals in New York after scoring high marks at semifinals in Hartford this past weekend.

Juliette Bosco of Fairfield, Elisabeth Beyer of Rye, N.Y. and Ester Wells of Hopewell Junction, N.Y., will all represent Greenwich Ballet Academy at the finals later in April.

In addition to the student’s accomplishments, Youth America Grand Prix judges presented Yuri Vodolaga with the Outstanding Teacher's Award, accepted by him on behalf of all the Greenwich Ballet Academy’s faculty.

Youth America Grand Prix is the world’s largest student ballet scholarship competition that awards over $250,000 annually in scholarships to leading dance schools worldwide. The competition is held annually around the world and in New York City, and is open to dance students of all nationalities ages 9 to 19.

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