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ECC takes the top awards at YAGP Finals 2022!

What an incredible weekend as ECC celebrated our FIFTH anniversary by winning big at YAGP finals! Words can’t describe what a big thing these kids did this week and how much they’ve truly accomplished. Congratulations to all our faculty for the hard work they put in and to our kids for incredible performances and for their kindness, humility, manners, and overall integrity that person after person came to me and complimented them on. Congratulations for that and so much more!

The highest award given in the whole competition was the Youth Grand Prix award and it was given to our Alexei Orohovsky!! We are so proud of him!

All of our kids were top winners in our books and many were given those top awards this week as you can see below!


Senior Mens SILVER Medal- Zander Magolnick @zandermagolnick


YOUTH GRAND PRIX- Alexei Orohovsky @ballet_alexei


Pre Competitive contemporary SILVER medal and Top 12 Classical- Morgan Ligon @littlemsmorganleigh


Top 12 Classical Pas de Deux-Don Quixote (@kennedykahler @zandermagolnick )


Top 12 Small Ensemble-Reframe (choreo Brian Stevens,



dancers @bellammeier @kennedykahler @zandermagolnick )


Top 24 Large Ensemble- Waves (choreo Jason Ambrose)


We also had 6 dancers in the Junior and Senior Final Rounds and current student Alexei and ECC alum Ava Arbuckle in the Stars of Today Stars of Tomorrow Gala! So many dreams come true! Thank you Larissa and Gennadi and all of the @yagp judges and teachers for this incredible opportunity and all the encouragement, support, and opportunities you provide for our dancers and school!


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