Ballet dancers posing
Courtesy of Koltun Ballet Boston

Four Lexington ballet dancers were part of an award-winning team from Koltun Ballet Boston who competed at the 2023 Youth America Grand Prix (YAGP) and took home the award for Outstanding School.

Koltun scored the award for overall performance in the competition including an ensemble performance of “Weather,” a new work by dance-maker Lesley Telford. Telford won the Outstanding Choreographer Award for the piece, which KBB commissioned specifically for YAGP. Magnolia and Virginia Newman, Luella Lam, and Kao Takanami of Lexington competed at YAGP, a global dance network that hosts the world’s largest student ballet scholarship competition.

Ranging in age from 10 to 18 years and among the top dancers at KBB, the team’s 26 students come from ten Massachusetts communities: nine in Greater Boston and one near Springfield.

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