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BalletCNJ students are successful at the MIBC and YAGP 2018!

Congratulations to BalletCNJ students who participated in the prestigious Miami International Ballet Competition (MIBC) and Youth America Grand Prix (YAGP)!

Caesar Castaneda, Livia Childers, Iris Foster, Reed Henry, Lydia Wu, and Rebecca Zou.

These dancers not only represented BalletCNJ in these competitions, competing with dancers from around the US and the World, they also participated in amazing master classes taught by world-class professionals.


Yanis Pikieris, Caesar Castaneda, and Vladiir Issaev (MIBC 2018)

Caesar Castaneda (Age 9)


*Division 1 Bronze Medalist

*Selected to perform in the MIBC Gala


* "Top 12" Pre-Competitive Category

Livia Childers (Age 12)


*Division 2 Silver Medalist

* Awarded a scholarship from Ballet West


* "Top 12" Junior Classical Category

* Special Note from Artistic Director

* Offer from North Carolina School of the Arts

Reed Henry (Age 13)


*Winner of Three Scholarships

- Ballet West

- Draper Center

- Cary Ballet Conservatory


* 2nd Place Junior Contemporary Division

* 3rd Place Junior Classical Division

* Offer from North Carolina School of the Arts

* Scholarship to Bolshoi Ballet Academy

Lydia Wu (Age 16)


* Offer from North Carolina School of the Arts

Once again congratulations to these dancers for their hard work and dedication! BalletCNJ is extremely proud! We look forward to more amazing opportunities in the future!

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