Les Danses de L'Amour
The ultimate expression of love!
Click below to see Program
Photo courtesy of Lauren Brown
Recent press articles about Les Danses de L'Amour:
- May 2012 - Youth Arts in Action presents Les Danses de L'Amour
- May 2012 - Just call me Cindy
Les Danses de L’Amour is back by popular demand!
Youth Arts in Action presented dances of love in a spectacular benefit ballet
gala at the Emerson Cultural Center in Bozeman.
Performances featured Montana born ballerinas,
Maria Sascha Khan and
of the Bayerisches Staatsballett in Munich, Germany returning from tours to
China and Europe. Gala included International Ballet Stars from San Francisco
Ballet, Staatsballett Berlin, American Ballet Theatre and Bayerisches
Staatsballett performing both classical and contemporary dance along with a
Inspirational personal stories, included a dancer who came from an African orphanage and has gone on to be featured in the award winning film
First Position, the TV show
Dancing with the Stars, and performs with American Ballet Theatre.
Fairy Tea for the Arts...Russia!
Youth Arts in Action presented its annual benefit event, “Fairy Tea for the Arts...Russia!” on Saturday,
January 7th at Bozeman's charming Gallatin Gateway Inn from 1:00 to 3:00 pm.
This year’s event celebrated Russian Christmas Day and featured a magical Tea
with fairy-themed tables, Russian treats including Turkish Delight, Russian
handicrafts including Matryoshka dolls, photos in an enchanting Fire Fairy
throne with Father Frost and the Snow Maiden, and a presentation on the amazing
Bolshoi Theatre with Julian and Nicholas MacKay, dancers from the Bolshoi
* Congratulations to
David Hallberg *
First American principal dancer
to join the Bolshoi Ballet!
David Hallberg is pictured above with YAA Artists, Nicholas MacKay and Julian MacKay, training full time at the
Bolshoi Ballet Academy, Moscow, Russia. Photo was taken outside the Bolshoi Theatre stage door following
David Hallberg's historic premiere performance with the Bolshoi Ballet.
David graciously autographed and presented the two pairs of ballet shoes he wore
in the performance to Nicholas and Julian
Staatsballett Berlin principal Polina Semionova, one of the ballet world's brightest
stars, has donated a pair of autographed pointe shoes to Youth Arts in Action in
support of Julian MacKay
featured in Pointe's October/November issue
) and Nicholas MacKay, who are training at the Bolshoi Ballet Academy in Moscow.
Pointe gave away the shoes on behalf of YAA to raise awareness of the sponsorship
needs of Americans
training at the Bolshoi.
Congratulations to Diana Duncan
for winning the Pointe Magazine giveaway of
Polina Semionova's pointe shoes!
See Julian MacKay's end of the year performance at the Bolshoi Theatre on the Pointe channel of Dancemedia.com
Please Help support Americans
studying at the Bolshoi Ballet Academy
in Moscow, Russia
to see some of the other
Americans at the Bolshoi
Youth Arts in Action
presented in 2012
Award Winning Documentary
Featuring Les Danses de L'Amour performer
"This is a film not just for ballet lovers,
but for lovers of great stories!"
The mission of Youth Arts in Action
is to inspire, educate and sponsor outstanding young artists who have demonstrated
an ability to pursue a professional career in the arts. We focus on classical
dance and the arts that support it, such as fine arts and music.
Teresa Khan MacKay,
Youth Arts in Action's
Executive Director, received
a letter of commendation from
Governor of Montana, Brian Schweitzer!
Youth Arts in Action Mentors
- Angelina Armeiskaya -
See our Artist Mentors
featured in Pointe Magazine
Oct / Nov 2010 issue pg 54
Awards Presented at the
Youth Arts in Action
Fourth Annual Fairy Tea for the Arts:
McKenna Gadzia -Outstanding Young Artist Award, Classical
Ballet - $500
Jennifer Bummer - Judith Younger Hertzens Memorial Scholarship - $500
Julian MacKay - Judith Younger Hertzens Memorial Scholarship - $500
James Schlender - - Outstanding Young Musician Award - $500
Madison McCarthy - Outstanding Young Artist Award, Classical Ballet - $250
Madeline Miller - Rising Star Award - $200
Mary Shaw - Rising Star Award - $200
Sonja McClain - Inspiring Attitude Award - Full Master Class Awarded
Nancy Rich - Inspiring Attitude Award - Full Master Class Awarded
Mikaela Boston - - Inspiring Attitude Award- Half Master Class Awarded
Taya DeFrance - Inspiring Attitude Award - Half Master Class Awarded
Eliese Rider - Inspiring Attitude Award - Half Master Class Awarded
Miriel Waldman - Inspiring Attitude Award - Half Master Class Awarded
Levi Boston - $25 Gift Certificate to Discount Dance
Graham Branch- $25 Gift Certificate to Discount Dance
Nicholas MacKay- $25 Gift Certificate to Discount Dance
Jack Schwem- $25 Gift Certificate to Discount Dance
$25 Gift Certificate to Discount Dance
Youth Arts in Action awards scholarships
to outstanding young artists who are highly motivated and recognized for their potential
for a career in the arts by internationally known teachers. This potential has also
been acknowledged through recommendations, acceptance letters and scholarship offers
from outside the state. Preference for scholarships in classical ballet is given
to those who have been accepted by major institutions such as Royal Ballet School
in London, American Ballet Theatre NYC, San Francisco Ballet School, Acadmie de
Danse Classique Princesse Grace, and the Bolshoi Academy. Professionals from music
and dance are consulted for their award recommendations. Recently, these have included
Principal Dancer Wieslaw Dudek from Staatsballett Berlin and Russian ballerina and
Professor of Dance
at the University of Utah, Regina Zarhina.
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