Hi Tampa Bay, I hope you are all having a wonderful Monday! Alex here, to remind you that the “Stars of Today Meetings the Stars of Tomorrow” Gala is coming to Tampa this month.

The world’s largest student ballet and contemporary dance competition – YOUTH AMERICA GRAND PRIX (YAGP) – will begin its 2012 season by co-producing “Stars of Today Meet the Stars of Tomorrow” Gala with the David A. Straz, Jr. Center for the Performing Arts on Sunday, Jan. 22, 2012 at 7:30 p.m. in Ferguson Hall. 
 Straz Center
This unique Gala features performances by international ballet stars and introduces the world’s brightest young dance talent as they perform on the same stage. 
The world’s largest student ballet competition, YAGP brings this “Gala of Galas” (Dance Europe Magazine) to Tampa, featuring star dancers from New York City Ballet, Miami City Ballet, American Ballet Theatre, Boston Ballet and Sarasota Ballet, alongside award-winning wunderkinds from around the nation.
The YAGP 2012 Gala in Tampa will be led by St. Petersburg, Fl. native, Danel Ulbricht (principal dancer, New York City Ballet) and will feature Joseph Philips (YAGP Alumnus, American Ballet Theatre); Jeffrey and Lia Cirio, and Sabi Varga (Boston Ballet); Jeanette Delgado (principal dancer, Miami City Ballet); Logan Learned (recently promoted to principal dancer, Sarasota Ballet) and Legacy Perez (So You Think You Can Dance),  alongside winners from the 2012 Tampa Regional Semi Finals.  

Buy your tickets for the “Stars of Today Meetings the Stars of Tomorrow”Gala by calling 813.229.STAR (7827) or 800.955.1045 outside Tampa, in person at the Straz Center Ticket Office or online at www.strazcenter.org.

Regularly priced tickets for the “Stars of Today Meet the Stars of Tomorrow” Gala start at $18.50.

I hope you all enjoy the Gala!

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