Dancing Arts Center Selects Natick Resident for Youth American Grand Prix Participants for Regional Competition

Dancers: Elizabeth Kantrowitz, Jacob Clerico, Sarah Finnegan Photo Credit: Tom Stio
Dancers: Elizabeth Kantrowitz, Jacob Clerico, Sarah Finnegan Photo Credit: Tom Stio
The Dancing Arts Center is proud to announce this year’s participants in the Youth American Grand Prix competition, which includes Natick resident Jacob Clerico.

The ten students representing the Dancing Arts Center are:

Jacob Clerico - Natick - Senior Classical & Ensemble categories
Jenna Calabrese - Holliston - Ensemble category
Nicoletta Agostino - Framingham - Junior Classical, Junior Contemporary & Ensemble categories
Amelia Noreau - Upton - Junior Classical & Ensemble categories
Trisha Sliney - Milford - Senior Contemporary category
Jessica Lynch - Sherborn - Junior Classical & Ensemble categories
Elizabeth Kantrowitz - Holliston - Ensemble category
Sara Knapp - Holliston - Ensemble category
Adela Lin - Ashland - Ensenble category
Sarah Finnegan - Sherborn - Ensemble category

In addition, Trisha Sliney was chosen to choreograph the ensemble piece "Home," which was created last year during DAC's Student Concert project.

“We are so proud of how hard our DAC students work year-round,” says DAC Co-Director Gregg Saulnier. “The tireless commitment from our ten YAGP participants is highly commendable, and we are excited to show off their high caliber of talent. Competing at the YAGP is an opportunity to exhibit the well-rounded and high level of dance instruction the Dancing Arts Center provides and a way to celebrate our talented students.”

All are welcome to a preview of the dancers’ performances on Saturday, February 1 at DAC from 2 – 3 p.m. A minimum $5 donation is requested to help defray the cost of competition expenses. 

“The preview performance is a great opportunity for DAC dancers, and their families and friends, to support their fellow dancers and get a glimpse of what they have in store for this year’s YAGP. It’s also a great time for those interested in the Dancing Arts Center to see what it’s all about, especially since DAC is currently accepting new students,” Saulnier says.

For more information about the Dancing Arts Center, visit dancingartscenter.com


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