Metropolitan Ballet Students Win National and International Summer Study Opportunities

May 1st, 2011 |

Metropolitan Ballet Academy is proud to announce the accomplishments of twenty-five students from the Advanced Division and Boys’ Scholarship Dance Programs:

Kamryn Baldwin is accepted to the School of American Ballet (SAB) in New York City on a full Merit Scholarship, which includes tuition, room and board. She was also accepted at American Ballet Theater (ABT) New York and the Bolshoi Ballet Academy.

Leela Breitman will attend the Sarasota Ballet summer program.

Darius Black is accepted to American Ballet Theater (ABT) New York on a half scholarship, as well as Orlando Ballet.

Devon DiBello is accepted to Atlanta Ballet, School of American Ballet (SAB) & Gelsey Kirkland School NYC.

Jordyn Finkelstein is accepted to Ballet Chicago.

Leah Friedman is accepted to Joffrey Ballet, NYC and Kirov Ballet in Washington.

Phoebe Gavula is accepted to American Ballet Theater (ABT) New York & San Francisco Ballet School.

Justin Geiss is accepted to the Bolshoi Ballet Academy and to Atlanta Ballet on full scholarship.

Emily Hershgordon is accepted to the Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet (CPYB) in Carlisle, PA.

Sophie Lane is the recipient of a full scholarship from Philadelphia Dance Access to attend the program at Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet (CPYB) in Carlisle, PA. This scholarship provides for full tuition, room and board. She was also accepted to American Ballet Theater (ABT) New York & to the Bolshoi Ballet Academy.

Christian Lavallie is accepted to Atlanta Ballet School with a full scholarship.

Thomas Leonard is accepted to Boston Ballet School with a full scholarship.

Sierra Levin is accepted to the Bolshoi Ballet Academy, American Ballet Theater (ABT) in CA, the New York City Dance Alliance with a scholarship and to the year-round program at the Gelsey Kirkland School as well as their summer

Katherine Locke-Brubaker is accepted to the Bolshoi Ballet Academy

Julia LoPolito is accepted to the Bolshoi Ballet Academy

Leah McCormick will attend the Richmond Ballet program with scholarship. She was also accepted to Atlanta Ballet, Ballet Austin, Joffrey Ballet, and with scholarship to the Orlando Ballet School.

Ashley Myerson is accepted with scholarship to Richmond Ballet, Atlanta Ballet, Bolshoi Ballet Academy, to American Ballet Theater (ABT) Louisiana and Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet.

Sara Vander Voort is accepted to Atlanta Ballet, Boston Ballet School, Richmond Ballet with scholarship, Pittsburgh Ballet Theater and Ballet Austin.

Marielle Silberman is accepted to American Ballet Theater (ABT) New York, Bolshoi Ballet Academy and to Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet (CPYB) in Carlisle, PA.

Claudia Steel is accepted to Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet (CPYB) in Carlisle, PA.

Lucas Tischler is accepted to the Bolshoi Ballet Academy & to the Atlanta Ballet on full scholarship.

Adam Weil is accepted to Bolshoi with a quarter scholarship

Peter Weil is accepted to American Ballet Theater (ABT) New York & Patel Conservatory in Tampa, FL with full scholarship, and while at the Youth America Grand Prix New York City finals was also awarded scholarships to San Francisco Ballet, full scholarship for summer; Harid Conservatory, full summer with pending full year scholarship; Princess Grace School in Monaco, full scholarship for summer; Joffrey Ballet in Chicago, full scholarship for year round study.

Nancy Wenger is accepted to American Ballet Theater (ABT) New York & Bolshoi Ballet Academy

Brianna Yarnoff – is accepted to American Ballet Theater (ABT) Detroit, Bolshoi Ballet Academy and Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet in Carlisle, PA.

 

“I am honored to work with these dedicated students,” said Metropolitan Ballet Academy Director, Lisa Collins Vidnovic. “Their successes this audition season are the reflection of many, many hours of work in the classroom and on the stage this season. It is also a testament to the dedication of our renowned faculty and to the rigor of our year round training programs at Metropolitan. It is truly a joy to see our students take these kinds of steps out into the world.”