South Carolina's Premier Student Ballet Competition - March 21 & 22, 2020

Ballet students, ages 10-19, are invited to compete for cash prizes and participate in master classes at Grand Jeté's second annual student dance competition, presented by the SC Governor's School for the Arts and Humanities. 

Participants will compete by age group divisions:

  • Pre-Competitive (Ballet only) - ages 10-12
  • Junior Division (Ballet and/or Modern/Contemporary) - ages 13-15
  • Senior Division (Ballet and/or Modern/Contemporary - ages 16-19

Competition Jurors

Grand Jeté will be adjudicated by the following out-of-state, world-renowned dance professionals.

Jeffery Bullock

Jeffery Bullock

Jeffery N. Bullock, associate professor and chair of Hollins' dance program, performed with the North Carolina Dance Theater following graduation from the University of North Carolina School of the Arts. He continued his performing career with Pacific Northwest Ballet, Pittsburgh Ballet Theater, Hubbard Street Dance Chicago and Sharir + Bustamante DanceWorks, touring nationally and internationally. Bullock’s repertoire included soloist and principal roles in an eclectic array of works by George Balanchine, Agnes De Mille, Alvin Ailey, Paul Taylor, Twyla Tharp, Daniel Esralow, Nacho Duato, Lucinda Childs, Salvatore Aiello, Yacov Sharir, Glen Tetley, and others. He was also a featured performer in the 1986 Paramount Motion Picture The Nutcracker with PNB and was a featured performer in the 1983 PBS Special Where Dreams Debut: The North Carolina School of the Arts. Bullock’s work At Midnight earned him a Dance Magazine’s Best Choreography Nomination at the 1996 American College Dance Festival at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. Jeffery was a faculty member at the American Dance Festival in Durham, NC between 1997 - 2013; teaching in the ADF Six Week School and Young Dancers School; in ADF/Russia (2000), ADF/Korea (2000 & 2004) and ADF/Mongolia (2004 & 2005). From 2006 - 2010, he served as Director of the ADF Four Week School for Young Dancers. The most recent teaching engagement was at the international 2006 & 2008 Korean Dance Festival, Seoul, Korea. Also, Jeffery served as a site visit consultant/panel member for Dance Advance of the Pew Charitable Trust located in Philadelphia, PA. He earned his M.F.A. in choreography from the University of Iowa; taught at the University of Texas at Austin, the University of Iowa and joined the Hollins University Dance Department in 2004, becoming chair in fall 2009 and Director of the Hollins University MFA Program in fall 2010.

Helen Pickett

Helen PickettHelen Pickett is a San Diego, California native, and currently resides in Philadelphia. Helen has created over 40 ballets in the U.S. and Europe in the past 14 years.

She was Resident Choreographer for Atlanta Ballet from 2012-2017. In 2014, Helen was named Best Choreographer in Atlanta for her ballet, The Exiled. And in 2015, for her first full-length Tennessee Williams’ Camino Real, she was awarded both best choreographer and Best Dance Production of Atlanta. Critic, Manning Harris, wrote that Camino Real would “become a legend in the dance world.” Helen’s new full length, The Crucible, has its world premiere at the Edinburgh International Festival in August 2019, its American premiere at the Kennedy Center on May 2020. Peter Salem has composed the new score.

In 2005, Helen received her first choreographic commission from Boston Ballet. The New York Choreographic Institute awarded her a Fellowship Initiative Grant in 2006. In the same year and through 2008, Helen choreographed for Boston Ballet (3ballets), Washington Ballet, Aspen Santa Fe Ballet, Louisville Ballet, and Ballet X. In 2007, Dance magazine named Helen one of 25 to Watch. She received a Choreographic Residency from Jacob’s Pillow in 2008. Helen was one of the first choreographers to receive the Jerome Robbins Foundation’s New Essential Works Grant. From 2009 through 2011, Helen created new ballets for Royal Ballet of Flanders, Ballet West, Boston Ballet (2ballets), Aspen Santa Fe Ballet, Atlanta Ballet, and Dance Theatre of Harlem. In the 2012/2013 season, her commissions included Semper Opera/Dresden Ballet, Vienna State Opera, Scottish Ballet, Atlanta Ballet, and Smuin Ballet. Her ballet, Petal, was nominated for an Isadora Duncan Dance Award in 2013. 2016 through 2020, her commissions include: Les Troyens, Opera by Hector Berlioz, Chicago Lyric Opera, Voices of the Amazon, a new Musical Dance Theater performance, Tulsa Ballet, Pennsylvania Ballet, Ballet West, Kansas City Ballet, Oregon Ballet Theatre, Scottish Ballet (The Crucible, a NEW full-length, with NEW music from Peter Salem), Charlotte Ballet, Boston Ballet and Alberta Ballet.

Helen has collaborated, as an actress and choreographer, with installation video artists and filmmakers including Eve Sussman, Toni Dove, and Laurie Simmons. Helen, a founding member of Eve Sussman’s The Rufus Corporation, created the role of the Queen in 89 Seconds at Alcazar, which was shown at the 2004 Whitney Biennial, and now is in the permanent collection at Museum of Modern Art in New York. In 2007, Helen acted in Sussman’s feature-length film, The Rape of the Sabine Women. She choreographed the bubble dance and played Sally Rand in Toni Dove's video installation and feature film, Spectropia. Helen choreographed the dance sequences, for Laurie Simmons’, The Music of Regret, which had its world premiere in 2006, at Museum of Modern Art in New York.

For over a decade Helen performed with William Forsythe’s Ballett Frankfurt. During her last season with Ballet Frankfurt, Helen simultaneously performed with The Wooster Group, director, Elizabeth Le Compte. She acted with the Wooster Group for five non-consecutive years in the OBIE award-winning House/Lights and North Atlantic. In 2005, Helen returned to the speaking role, Agnes, as a guest artist with The Royal Ballet of Flanders, in William Forsythe’s Impressing the Czar. In 2009, Impressing the Czar received the Laurence Olivier Award, and in 2012, the Prix de la Critique award for outstanding performance of the year. From 2015-2017, Helen performed Agnes with Semper Oper Ballet, Dresden, Germany.

Helen created a choreographic intensive for college-age choreographers entitled, Choreographic Essentials, and a motivational creative workshop for the general public entitled Step into Courage. In addition, she teaches Forsythe Improvisation Technologies throughout the United States. Helen is currently a Distinguished Visiting Artist at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts.

In 2006, Dance Europe published Helen’s article, "Considering Cezanne." In 2012, Emory University published her writing for the Vulnerability and the Human Condition Initiative, director Martha Fineman, that appeared on the Emory University School of Law website. Helen wrote an ode to her parents’ love, entitled, "A Love Story," for the 30th anniversary of her father’s stroke. It was published in the Stroke Association’s Newsletter in 2019.

In 2016, Helen received an Honorary Doctorate from the University of North Carolina School of the Arts. In 2011, Helen earned a Master of Fine Arts in Dance from Hollins University. For her Master’s Thesis, she collaborated with Christopher Janney, sound and light architect. Please visit www.helenpickett.com for more information.

Melissa Toogood

Melissa ToogoodMelissa Toogood is a  Bessie Award-winning performer. She is both Dancer and Rehearsal Director for Pam Tanowitz Dance and has assisted Tanowitz on numerous creations including works for New York City Ballet, Ballet Austin, Paul Taylor American Modern Dance, The Martha Graham Dance Company, the Juilliard School, Rutgers University, the Fall for Dance Festival, Vail Dance Festival and others. Melissa was a member of the Merce Cunningham Dance Company. She has taught Cunningham Technique internationally since 2007 and is a 2013 & 2015 Merce Cunningham Fellow. She has performed with Kyle Abraham/Abraham.In.Motion, Kimberly Bartosik, Wally Cardona, and Jennifer Lacey, Michelle Dorrance, Rosie Herrera Dance Theater, Rashaun Mitchell + Silas Riener, Miro Dance Theater, Stephen Petronio Company, Sally Silvers, The Bang Group: Tap Lab, Michael Uthoff Dance Theater, Bill Young and others. Toogood has been on faculty at Bard College, Barnard College, Dance New Amsterdam, New York Theater Ballet School and teaches for the Cunningham Trust. She has staged Tanowitz's work at Princeton University, Rutgers University and Cunningham's work for the Stephen Petronio Company, New World School of the Arts, The Washington Ballet, Vail Dance Festival, Harkness Dance Festival, and Bard College. Dance Magazine named her in their 25 to watch in 2014 and featured her in the inaugural episode of Behind the Curtain (2015). Melissa is a native of Sydney, Australia and holds a BFA in Dance Performance from New World School of the Arts, Miami FL.

Participating Guest Artists

We're happy to announce that the following guest artists will be joining Grand Jeté this year.

Danah Bella - Scholarship Audition Class

Danah BellaDanah Bella, Dance Chair at Peabody Conservatory, is the artistic director of danah bella DanceWorks, a modern dance company focused on reclaiming evocative movement as social practice. danah has performed & presented her work throughout the country including the Cool New York Festival in New York, the United States Asian American Festival in San Francisco, the Bates Dance Festival in Maine, the American College Dance Association’s National Dance Festival at the Kennedy Center, Santa Barbara, ReVIEWING Black Mountain College, as well as in Mexico and Italy. She has taught workshops and has been artist-in-residence in festivals and universities throughout the United States and abroad; including, Pro Danza Italia, Bates Dance Festival, Monterey Dance Fest, the American College Dance Association's Regional and National conference, Western Michigan University, University of
Virginia, Oklahoma Contemporary Dance Festival, Santa Barbara City College and Goose Route Dance Festival. danah is also a founding member of Colectivo Caliban, an artist collective that transgresses disciplinary borders through sound and movement. She has worked in higher education since 2002 teaching modern dance technique, dance theory, and history.

She was awarded an MFA in performance from the Ohio State University and a BA in Dance from the University of California in Santa Barbara.

Stephen Pier - Teacher Workshop

Stephen PierStephen Pier has performed throughout the world with the Royal Danish Ballet, the Hamburg Ballet, the José Limón Company and as a guest artist. His performance repertoire spanned a vast range including the works of Petipa, Bournonville, Balanchine, Cranko, Kylian, Limón, Neumeier and creating roles with some of today’s most influential choreographers. Critically acclaimed as “highly defined, a dancer of tremendous taste and insight.”, “one of the most gifted dancers on the modern dance scene today.” Mr. Pier went on to become internationally known as a teacher and coach. He taught for the Royal Danish Ballet’s company and school while serving as a ballet master for the company from 1990 -1996. He served as a full-time faculty of the Juilliard School from 1996-2010, and the Alvin Ailey School, Martha Graham Center, Regional Dance America, New York International Ballet Competition and for many notable companies in Europe, America and Asia including Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Atlanta Ballet, Company Wayne McGregor, Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet, Introdans, Scapino Ballet, New National Theater Tokyo, and Henny Jurriens Studios Amsterdam. His students have danced in companies around the world including, The Royal Ballet, Royal Danish Ballet, San Francisco Ballet, Forsythe Company, Netherlands Dance Theater, Martha Graham Company, Lar Lubovitch, José Limón Dance Co., Mark Morris Dance Group, Doug Varone Dancers, Cullberg Ballet, Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet, Alvin Ailey and Bat Sheva.

In 2004 Mr. Pier founded his company, PierGroupDance, to explore and collaborate with dancers and artists in various art forms. He has created over 60 works for the concert stage, opera, theater, and film. His work has been presented by The Hamburg Ballet (Ger.), Royal Danish Ballet, Royal Danish Theater, Royal Danish Opera, Bat Dor (IL) The New National Theater (Japan), the Juilliard Dance Ensemble, Ballet Hartford, The Di Capo Opera Company (NYC), Nilas Martins Dance Company, and the Dance on Film Festival at Lincoln Center. In 1998 he was selected to be part of the Jacob’s Pillow Choreographers Project. He co-founded and directed the choreographer’s workshop, “Danses”, at the Royal Danish Ballet 1990-1996. Stephen was the Artistic Director of Juilliard’s innovative Mentoring Program from 2007 - 2010 and 2008 - 2011 was director of Visions and Voices: Altria/ABT Women’s Choreography Project at American Ballet Theater. In October of 2009, Mr. Pier was recruited for the position of Artistic Director of the Dance Division at The Hartt School, University of Hartford.

Participation Guidelines

Below is an overview of the guidelines to participate in Grand Jeté. To read the complete guidelines, click here to download.

Eligibility

Grand Jeté is happy to announce that it will not limit the number of entries per school. Grand Jeté welcomes dance students from throughout the state of South Carolina. All competitors must be attending elementary, middle or high school in South Carolina at the time of the competition.

  • Competitors must be full-time residents of the state of South Carolina to apply and to participate.
  • The competition is open to dance students, ages 10–19 as of January 1 of the competition year.
  • Proof of age and SC state residency eligibility may be requested.

Grand Jeté is an equal opportunity organization and does not discriminate based on race or nationality.

Deadlines
  • To register to compete in Grand Jeté: February 22, 2020
    Applications are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. Registration will close when Grand Jeté reaches its maximum capacity. Additional applicants will be placed on a waitlist.

    NOTE: All changes to the originally submitted entries must be received in writing seven days prior to the competition. No verbal requests will be honored. 
  • Music is to be uploaded online as part of registration by 11 p.m. on Wednesday, March 18, 2020. 

  • Master Class Registration for Competitors: February 22, 2020

  • Master Class Registration for Non-Competitors: March 21, 2020, at Check-in

  • Teacher Workshop Registration: January 20, 2020

  • Scholarship Audition Class Registration: January 20, 2020

Categories

Note: Each student may compete in a maximum of two solos: two ballet, two Modern/Contemporary or one of each.

  • Classical Ballet Solos 
    The competitor will perform a variation selected from the classical ballet repertoire list provided. 

    The Pre-Competitive Age Division has the option to select a solo that is not represented on the Repertoire list, but must be a dance age and skill-appropriate choreographed ‘classical’ ballet piece.
  • Contemporary/Modern Solos 
    Generally, a new choreography created specifically for the competitor.

    Contemporary Dance is a genre of concert dance that may include principles of various dance styles such as classical and neo-classical ballet, modern dance, postmodern dance, and others. Some of the dance styles may include theoretical concepts and philosophies from pioneers such as Martha Graham, Pina Bausch, Mary Wigman, Ted Shawn, and Alvin Ailey to name a few.

    Competitors may perform their contemporary/modern solo on or off pointe.

    Jazz and lyrical dance may be integrated, as the choreography may require. However tap, hip-hop, and similar dance is not permitted in the performance.

If applicable, for original or protected choreography not in public domain, it is the responsibility of the competitor, competitor’s parent, teacher or coach to obtain all required choreographers and/or musical release and to pay any required royalties.

Time Limits

Ballet variation choices must be selected from Grand Jeté’s Ballet repertoire list, and contemporary/modern solos are limited to a maximum time of 2:30 minutes in length. 

Fees
  •  Registration Fee: $65 for each student dancer. This fee is non-refundable.
  • Solo Fee: $50 each for a ballet variation or a contemporary/modern solo. This fee is non-refundable once registration is confirmed.
  • Master Classes: $25 for Non-Competitors. Free for Competitors.
  • Teacher Workshop: $50
  • Scholarship Audition: Free

No entry is guaranteed until payment has been processed. A confirmation will be sent to each studio for their records and approval.

Props, Music, Lighting

PROPS
Please note that all props used by participants are used at the participant’s own risk.

Grand Jeté is not responsible for any injury or incident resulting from a participant’s use of props of their choice. The use of props must be pre-approved by Grand Jeté and must be identified at the time of registration. Please email morganpatterson@scgsah.org with the subject line “Grand Jeté prop usage request”, and provide a description of all props to be used. Performers may not use dangerous props or props that could damage the venue or harm people. 

There is no storage space for props off stage, and Grand Jeté does not provide assistance with the movement of props on or off the stage. Parents, teachers or coaches are responsible for maintaining control of props off stage and bringing the props on and off the stage in a timely manner not to exceed 1 minute. The stage must be cleaned and cleared of any props immediately after the performance and the props removed from the wings.

MUSIC
Competitors are required to provide their own music using an MP3 file. Music is to be uploaded online as part of registration by 11 p.m. on Wednesday, March 18, 2020. All music must be cued properly and must be recorded at the competitors’ desired speed. Please note that no adjustments can be made at the competition.

Studio owners must have available a recorded copy of their music on a CD that can be played on a standard CD player in case the downloaded music malfunctions. The CD music must be cued properly and must be recorded at the competitors’ desired speed. Please note that no adjustments can be made at the competition.

If applicable, the competing student, student’s parent, teacher or coach is responsible for obtaining any required musical releases and is responsible for the payment of any royalties.

LIGHTING
A general warm wash will be provided to all competitors. No special lighting requests will be granted.

Master Classes

Saturday, March 21
Open to Competitors and Non-Competitors

  • 8:30-10:00 a.m. — Pre-Competitive Participants. Maximum of 20 students. Led by Governor's School Faculty Irina Ushakova.
  • 8:30-10:00 a.m. — Junior Competitors. Maximum of 30 students. Led by Governor's School Faculty Thomas Shoemaker.
     
  • 8:30-10:00 a.m. — Senior Competitors. Maximum of 30 students. Led by Governor's School Faculty Miriam Mesa Pelly.

Saturday master classes will be taught by the faculty of the SCGSAH Dance Department and are free for competitors participating in Grand Jeté. All competitors are strongly encouraged to participate and must sign up at time of registration. Non-Competitors may participate pending on space availability.

Registration Deadline: Competitors: February 22, 2020 | Non Competitors: March 21 at Check-In

Cost: Competitors: Free of Charge | Non-Competitors: $25.00

Dress Code:

  • Ladies: Black leotard, pink tights, and pink ballet slippers. 
  • Men: Black tights, white t-shirt, and black ballet shoes or white ballet shoes with white socks over the tights.
Scholarship Audition Classes

Sunday, March 22, 2020

Open to Competitors and Non-Competitors

  • 8:30-10:00 a.m. — Ballet Technique with Thomas Shoemaker, Fluor Studio 
  • 10:00-11:00 a.m. — Modern Technique with Danah Bella, Fluor Studio

The Sunday scholarship audition is for the high school juniors and seniors (age 15–19). The scholarship audition is free to competitors and for non-competitors, space permitting. The scholarship audition will provide University Dance Department recruiters, Dance Trainee recruiters, and Summer Intensive recruiters an opportunity to observe competitors in class in order to make an informed decision with their scholarships allocation and for their pre-acceptance for high school juniors. Recruiters will be looking at criteria such as potential, technique, and artistry, response to correction, coordination, and musicality. 

The current list of recruiters includes Hollins University, The Hartt School at Hartford University, Peabody Institute at John Hopkins University, Adelphi University, and New World School of the Arts. More to come!

Registration Deadline: January 20, 2020, Pending on Registration Numbers

Cost: Free of Charge for all participants

Dress Code:

  • Ladies: Black leotard, pink tights, and pink ballet slippers and black footless tights, barefoot for modern dance.
  • Men: Black tights, white t-shirt, and black ballet shoes or white ballet shoes with white socks over the tights and black footless tights, barefoot for modern dance.
Teacher Workshop

Sunday, March 22, 2020
Open to South Carolina dance teachers!

Registration Deadline:  January 20, 2020

There is a $50.00 fee for attending the Teacher Workshop

1:00–1:30 p.m. — Check-In, Dance Center Lobby

1:30–3:30 p.m. — Teacher Workshop with Stephen Pier, Director of Dance at The Hartt School, Hartford University.

Pier’s experiences as a performer, coach, teacher, choreographer, and director with companies such as the Royal Danish Ballet, Hamburg Ballet, José Limón Company and the Juilliard School provide a rich resource for the investigation of teaching ballet that transcends stylistic conventions and native limitations. This workshop will focus on the art and science of teaching classical ballet, its application to developing all forms of theatrical human movement potential, and the breaking down of various technical and performance challenges into manageable subsets. There will be ample time for questions and problem solving so participants can gain insight into the many challenges we face as teachers and the many creative solutions to them.

An outline of subjects to be covered includes:

  • Creating a cohesive class structure
  • Progressions and themes
  • Keeping your “big picture” in mind
  • Relationship between stage, rehearsal, and class
  • The importance of culture
  • The “inner game”
Schedule Overview - Saturday, March 21, 2020

SATURDAY, MARCH 21, 2020 

8:00-8:30 a.m. — Check-in Dance Center Lobby

8:30-10:00 a.m. - Master Classes

10:00-11:00 a.m. - Break and warm-up

11:00 a.m. - Competition - Pre-Competitive, Male and Female

  • Junior Ballet, male and female, start immediately after the Pre-Competitive dancers finish. 
  • Senior Ballet, male and female, start immediately after the junior ballet dancers finish.
  • Junior Contemporary/Modern, male and female, start immediately after the Senior Ballet dancers finish. 
  • Senior Contemporary/Modern, male and female, start immediately after the 

Immediately After Competition - Group photo and award ceremony rehearsal. For all dancers and directors from participating dancers.

8:00 p.m. - Award Ceremony

For more details, view the Grand Jeté Guidelines.

Schedule Overview - Sunday, March 22, 2020

SUNDAY, MARCH 22, 2020 

8:00-8:30 a.m. — Check In Dance Center Lobby

8:30-10:00 a.m. - Ballet Technique, Fluor Studio 

10:00-11:00 a.m. — Modern Technique, Fluor Studio

11:30 a.m. - Scholarship Awards Ceremony in Smith Recital Hall 

1:00–1:30 p.m. — Teach Workshop Check-in, Dance Center Lobby

1:30–3:30 p.m. — Teacher Workshop with Stephen Pier, Director of Dance, The Hartt School, Hartford University 

Adjudication Scoring

There will be three adjudicators that are internationally recognized dance professionals from outside of South Carolina. The scoring system consists of an artistic element and a technical element. Each element is evaluated on a 100-point system. Each judge’s final score is then the average of the technical and artistic marks. The average score given by each of the three judges will be added together to produce a final score out of a possible 300 points.

The decision of the Adjudicators is final. The Adjudicators reserve the right to withhold awarding one or more prizes if the performances do not meet a certain standard.

Studio owners and independent competitors will receive the USB with adjudicator’s oral comments of each competitor on the day of the competition. Written comments may be included.

Grand Jeté utilizes the most advanced technology available for judging and tabulation of scores. While dancers are on stage competing, each judge will simultaneously and individually record oral critiques, comments and encouraging remarks into the state-of-the-art adjudicating software. When the competition is completed, the tabulator will record the score of the participant. Each studio will receive a USB of the critiques, comments, and encouraging remarks of the adjudicators for each of their students.

Awards

FIRST PLACE: $750.00 
Four will be awarded: one for best score in Classical Ballet for seniors, one for best score in Contemporary/Modern dance for seniors, one for best score in Classical ballet for juniors, and one for best score in Contemporary/Modern dance for juniors.

  • Senior Category, Highest score of 270 or above applies to both Classical ballet and Contemporary/Modern Dance
  • Junior Category, Highest score of 265 or above applies to both Classical ballet and Contemporary/Modern Dance

SECOND PLACE: $500.00 
Two will be awarded: one for best score in Classical Ballet for seniors, one for best score in Classical ballet for juniors.

  • Senior Category, Highest score of 260-or above
  • Junior Category, Highest score of 255-or above

THIRD PLACE: $250.00 
Two will be awarded: one for best score in Classical Ballet for seniors, one for best score in Classical ballet for juniors.

  • Senior Category, Highest score of 250 or above
  • Junior Category, Highest score of 245 or above

SCHOLARSHIP AWARD: $500.00 
Tuition scholarship for the 2020 South Carolina Summer Dance Conservatory in Columbia, SC. Awarded to the junior student with the highest score.

  • Highest score of 265 or above

THE PROMISE AWARD: $200.00
Two will be awarded for the best score in Classical Ballet for pre-competitive, one for a female student competitor and one for a male student competitor. 

  • Highest score of 235 or above

HONORABLE MENTION: Gift Certificates of $100 each from The Sock Basket http://www.thesockbasket.com/greenville-sc.html. (Two will be awarded, one for a female student competitor and one for a male student competitor).

  • Highest score of 230 or above 

Each competitor will receive a Certificate of Participation.

Repertoire

Download the Repertoire List 

Pre-Competitive (Females, Ages 10-12)

Coppelia
(L. Delibes/St. Leon)
All Variations
(except Swanilda Variation from Act lll)

Don Quixote
(L. Minkus/ M. Petipa, A. Gorsky) Cupid Variation

Fairy Doll (R.Drigo/Legat) Variation

Flames of Paris (A.Asafyev/V. Vainonen) Variation

Flower Festival in Genzano (E. Helsted/A. Bournonville) Variation

Giselle
(A.Adam, F. Burgmuller/J.Perrot, J. Coralli, M. Petipa) Peasant Pas de Deux - variation: 1, 2 (alternative version)

Harlequinade
(R. Drigo/M. Petipa) Variation

La Fille Mal Gardee
(P. Hertel, F. Herold/ A. Gorsky, B.Nijinska) Variation of Lise

Le Corsaire
(A.Adam, C. Pugni, R. Drigo/M. Petipa) Odalisque Variations

Paquita
(L. Minkus/ M. Petipa )
All Variations (except Principal Variation)

Raymonda
(A. Glazunov/M. Petipa)
All Variations (except Principal Variations of Act ll and Act lll)
 
Swan Lake
(P. Tchaikovsky/M. Petipa) Pas de Trois Variations

Sleeping Beauty
(P. Tchaikovsky/ M. Petipa)
Fairies Variations from the Prologue (except Lilac Fairy) Princess Florine Variation
*NOTE: Aurora Variations are NOT allowed in this category.

Talisman
(R.Drigo, C. Pugni / M. Petipa, P. Gusev)
Variation of Niriti

[Pre Competitive students are allowed to modify and /or simplify the variations to fit their technical level.]

Pre-Competative (Males, Ages 10-12)

Coppelia
(L. Delibes/St. Leon, A. Gorsky) Franz Variation

Flower Festival in Genzano (E. Helsted/ A. Bournonville) Variation

Giselle
(F. Burgmuller/ J.Coralli/M. Petipa) Peasant Pas de Deux Variation

Harlequinade
(R. Drigo/M. Petipa) Variation

La Fille Mal Gardée
(P.Hertel, F. Herold/ A. Gorsky) Variation of Colin

Paquita
(L. Minkus/ M. Petipa ) Variation from Pas de Trois


Sleeping Beauty
(P. Tchaikovsky/ M. Petipa) Blue Bird Variation
 
Swan Lake
(P. Tchaikovsky/M. Petipa) Variation from Pas de Trois

The Nutcracker
(P. Tchaikovsky/ M. Petipa, V. Vainonen)
Cavalier Variation

[Pre Competitive students are allowed to modify and /or simplify the variations to fit their technical level.]


Junior Division (Females, Ages 13-15)

Coppelia
(L. Delibes/St. Leon) All Variations

Diana & Acteon
(B. Pugni/A. Vaganova) Variation of Diana

Don Quixote
(L. Minkus/ M. Petipa, A. Gorsky) All Variations

Esmeralda (C.Pugni/M. Petipa) All Variations

Fairy Doll
(R. Drigo/S. Legat) Variation

Flames of Paris (B.Asafiev/ V. Vainonen) Variation

Flower Festival in Genzano (E. Helsted/ A. Bournonville) Variation

Giselle
(A. Adam, F. Burgmuller/ J. Perrot, J. Coralli, M. Petipa) Giselle Variation from Act I
Peasant Pas - Variation: 1, 2 (alternative version).
 
Harlequinade
(R. Drigo/M. Petipa) Variation


La Bayadere
(L.Minkus, M.Petipa) Gamzatti Variation from Act II Shades Variations
Please Note: Gamzatti Temple Variation (Choreography – N Makarova) – is NOT Permitted

La Fille Mal Gardee
(P. Hertel, F. Herold/ A. Gorsky) Variation of Lise

Laurencia
(A. Krein/V. Chabukiani) Variation

Le Corsaire
(A.Adam, C. Pugni, R. Drigo/M. Petipa) Pas D'Esclave Variation
Le Jardin Anime Variations (Gulnare, Medora) Odalisque Variations

Les Sylphides (Chopiniana)
(F. Chopin/M. Fokine) All Variations

Napoli
(H. Paulli, E. Helsted, N. Gade, H. Lumbye / A. Bournonville) All Variations

Paquita
(L. Minkus/.M. Petipa )
All Variations (Please note: Paquita Etoile is not accepted for competition, unless under 2:30 minutes)

Raymonda
(A. Glazunov/M. Petipa) All Variations

Satanella
(B. Pugni/M. Petipa) Variation

Sleeping Beauty
(P. Tchaikovsky/ M. Petipa)
 
All Fairies Variations Princess Florine Variation
Aurora Variations from Act I and Act II (under 2:30 minutes) Aurora Wedding Variation

Swan Lake
(P. Tchaikovsky/M. Petipa, L. Ivanov, Gorsky) Pas de Trois Variations
Odette Variation from Act II

Talisman
(R. Drigo/M. Petipa) Variation of Niriti

The Awakening of Flora
(R. Drigo/M. Petipa) All Variations

The Cavalry Halt
(J. Armsheirmer/M. Petipa) Variation

The Nutcracker
(P. Tchaikovsky/V. Vainonen) Variation

Junior Division (Males, Ages 13-15)

Coppelia
(L. Delibes/St. Leon, A. Gorsky) Franz Variation

Don Quixote
(L. Minkus/ M. Petipa) Basil Variation

Esmeralda
(C. Pugni/M.Petipa) All Variations

Flames of Paris (B.Asafiev/ V.Vainonen) Phillipe Variation

Flower Festival in Genzano (E. Helsted/ A. Bournonville) Variation
 
Giselle
(A. Adam, F. Burgmuller/ J. Perrot, J. Coralli, M. Petipa) Peasant Pas de Deux Variation


Grand Pas Classique (D. Auber/ V. Gzovsky) Variation

Harlequinade
(R. Drigo/M. Petipa) Variation

La Bayadère
(L. Minkus/ M. Petipa, V. Chaboukiani) Solor Variation
Golden Idol Variation

La Fille Mal Gardée
(P.Hertel, F. Herold/ A. Gorsky) Variation of Colin

La Sylphide
(H. Levenskiold/ A. Bournonville) All Variations

Le Corsaire
(A.Adam, C. Pugni, R. Drigo/M. Petipa) Pas D”Esclave Variation
Pas de Deux Variation (Conrad/Slave)

Paquita
(L. Minkus/.M. Petipa) Variation from Pas de Trois

Raymonda
(A.Glazunov/ M.Petipa/Y.Grigorovich) Variation

Satanella
(C. Pugni / M. Petipa) Variation

Sleeping Beauty
(P. Tchaikovsky/ M. Petipa) Blue Bird Variation
Prince Désiré Variation
 
Swan Lake
(P. Tchaikovsky/M. Petipa) Pas de Trois Variation


The Nutcracker
(P. Tchaikovsky/ M. Petipa, V. Vainonen) Cavalier Variation

Senior Division (Females, Ages 16-19)

Coppelia
(L. Delibes/St. Leon) All Variations

Diana & Acteon
(C. Pugni/A. Vaganova) Variation of Diana

Don Quixote
(L. Minkus/ M. Petipa, A. Gorsky) Kitri Variations
Queen of Dryads Variation Grand Pas Variations

Esmeralda
(C. Pugni/M. Petipa) All Variations

Flames of Paris (B.Asafiev/ V. Vainonen) Variation

Flower Festival in Genzano (E. Helsted/ A. Bournonville) Variation

Giselle
(A.Adam, F. Burgmuller/ J. Perrot, J. Coralli, M. Petipa) Giselle Variation from Act I
Peasant Pas de Deux Variation: 1, 2 (alternative version)

Grand Pas Classique (D. Auber/ V. Gzovsky) Variation
 
Harlequinade
(R. Drigo/M. Petipa) Variation

La Bayadere (L.Minkus/M.Petipa) Shades Variations
Gamzatti Variation from act II
Nikia Variation (Nikia Variation is not accepted for competition unless under 2:30 minutes) Please Note: Gamzatti Temple Variation (Choreography – N Makarova) – is Not permitted

La Fille Mal Gardee
(P. Hertel, F.Herold/ A. Gorsky) Variation of Lise

Laurencia
(A. Krein/V. Chabukiani) Variation

Le Corsaire
(A.Adam, C. Pugni, R. Drigo/M. Petipa) Medora Variation
Pas d'Esclave Variation
Le Jardin Anime Variations (Gulnare, Medora) Odalisque Variations

Les Sylphides (Chopiniana)
(F. Chopin/M. Fokine) All Variations

Napoli
(H. Paulli, E. Helsted, N. Gade, H. Lumbye / A. Bournonville) All Variations

Paquita
(L. Minkus/.M. Petipa )
All Variations (Please note: Paquita Etoile is not accepted for competition, unless under 2:30 minutes)

Pas de Quatre
(C. Pugni/J. Perrot/A. Dolin) All Variations

Pharaoh’s Daughter (C.Pugni/P. LaCotte) All Variations
 
Raymonda (A.Glazunov/ M.Petipa) All Variations

Satanella
(C. Pugni / M. Petipa) Variation

Sleeping Beauty
(P. Tchaikovsky/ M. Petipa) Lilac Fairy Variation
Princess Aurora Variations form Act I, Act II, Act III Princess Florine Variation
(Please note: Aurora variation from Act I and Act II is not accepted for competition, unless under 2:30 minutes)

Swan Lake
(P. Tchaikovsky/M. Petipa, L. Ivanov/Y. Grigorovich) Pas de Trois Variations
Odette Variation from act II Black Swan Variation

Talisman
(R.Drigo, C. Pugni / M. Petipa, P. Gusev) Variation of Niriti

The Awakening of Flora
(R. Drigo/M. Petipa) All variations

The Cavalry Halt
(J. Armsheirmer/M. Petipa) Variation

The Nutcracker
(P. Tchaikovsky/V. Vainonen) Variation

Walpurgis Nacht
(B. Gounod/L. Lavrovsky) Variation

[Junior students are allowed to modify and /or simplify the variations to fit their technical level.]

Senior Division (Males, Ages 16-19)

Coppelia
(L. Delibes/St. Leon, A. Gorsky) Franz Variation
 

Diana and Acteon
(C. Pugni/ A. Vaganova) Acteon Variation

Don Quixote
(L. Minkus/ M. Petipa) Basil Variation

Esmeralda
(C. Pugni/ M. Petipa) All Variations

Flames of Paris (B.Asafiev/ V.Vainonen) Phillipe Variation

Flower Festival in Genzano (E. Helsted/ A. Bournonville) Variation

Giselle
A. Adam, F. Burgmuller/ J. Perrot, J. Coralli, M. Petipa) Peasant Pas de Deux Variation
Albrecht Variation from act II

Grand Pas Classique (D. Auber/ V. Gzovsky) Variation

Harlequinade
(R. Drigo/M. Petipa) Variation

La Bayadère
(L. Minkus/ M. Petipa, V. Chaboukiani) Solor Variation
Golden Idol Variation

La Fille Mal Gardée
(P.Hertel, F. Herold/ A. Gorsky) Variation of Colin

La Sylphide
(H. Levenskiold/ A. Bournonville) All Variations
 
La Vivandière
(C. Pugni/ S. Léon, F. Cerrito) Variation

Le Corsaire
(A.Adam, C. Pugni, R. Drigo/M. Petipa) Pas d’ Esclave Variation
Pas de Deux Variation (Conrad/Slave)

Napoli
(H. Paulli, E. Helsted, N. Gade, H. Lumbye /A. Bournonville) All Variations

Paquita
(L. Minkus/ M. Petipa ) Pas de Trois Variation
Grand Pas Variation (Lucien)


Raymonda
(A.Glazunov/ M.Petipa/Y.Grigorovich) Variation

Satanella
(C. Pugni / M. Petipa) Variation

Sleeping Beauty
(P. Tchaikovsky/ M. Petipa) Blue Bird Variation
Prince Désiré Variation

Swan Lake
(P. Tchaikovsky/M. Petipa) Pas de Trois Variation Prince Siegfried Variation

Talisman
(R.Drigo, C. Pugni / M. Petipa, P. Gusev) Variation of Vayou

The Nutcracker
(P. Tchaikovsky/ M. Petipa, V. Vainonen Cavalier Variation

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