Metropolitan Ballet Academy Student Dancers Take Top Honors at 2016 YAGP Philadelphia Regional Semi-Final Competition; Founder & Artistic Director Lisa Collins Vidnovic Awarded “Outstanding Teacher”

February 9, 2016  |  Posted in YAGP

Metropolitan Ballet Alumni performing professionally across America; many will return to dance in Metropolitan’s 20th Anniversary Gala Performance on June 4, 2016

Jenkintown, PA—27 student dancers of Metropolitan Ballet Academy (MBA) in Jenkintown, PA, achieved great success in the 2016 Youth America Grand Prix (YAGP) Philadelphia Semi-Final, held January 14-16, 2016 on the Swarthmore College campus. Complementing the students’ honors, Artistic Director Lisa Collins Vidnovic, who founded Metropolitan Ballet Academy 20 years ago, received her third YAGP Outstanding Teacher award.

MBA dancers have been among the top-honored dancers at YAGP Philadelphia for many years.

In 2016, awards for MBA students were as follows:

Ms. Vidnovic, who danced professionally as Lisa Collins with Pennsylvania Ballet for a decade, said, “These honors are a testament to our outstanding faculty at Metropolitan Ballet Academy, and the hard work of our student dancers, who devote countless hours to improving their technical skill and artistry. We are very proud of all of our dancers, whose performances also included that of Hannah Henderson (15, Huntingdon Valley), who danced beautifully in the Senior Division Classical and Contemporary Competitions.”


Jacey Gailliard


Tyler Diggs, photo credit CC Wolfe, Nov 2015