2017 Indianapolis City Ballet Dance Competition

Congratulations to the participants in the 2017 Indianapolis City Ballet Dance Competition!

Watch here or on social media for information about photos (expected late-November)

2017 MEDALISTS

Grand Prix

Abra Geiger (Draper Center for Dance Education)

Junior Classical Ladies

Gold: Abra Geiger (Draper Center for Dance Education)
Silver: Evelyn Pak (The Academy of Dance Arts)
Bronze: Lexi McCloud (MOGA Conservatory of Dance)

Junior Contemporary Ladies

Gold: Abra Geiger (Draper Center for Dance Education)
Silver: Evelyn Pak (The Academy of Dance Arts)
Bronze: Anna Catherine Joy (Draper Center for Dance Education)
Bronze: Laura Quinn Bemisderfer (New American Youth Ballet)

Senior Contemporary Ladies

Gold: Kye Cooley (Washington Ballet School)
Silver: Vivian Li (Draper Center For Dance Education)
Bronze: Emmanuel Hendrickson (Ballet Theatre of Carmel)

Senior Contemporary Gentlemen

Gold: Eric Best (Dance Creations Academy)
Silver: Josiah David Koffman (En Pointe, Inc,)
Bronze: Joshua O’Connor (Rochester School of Dance)

Senior Classical Ladies

Gold: Vivian Li (Draper Center For Dance Education)
Silver: Emmanuelle M. Hendrickson (Ballet Theatre of Carmel)
Bronze: Emma Kenyon Greenawalt (Studio 321)
Bronze: Skye Peterson (Moga Conservatory of Dance)

Senior Classical Gentlemen

Gold: Eric Emmanuel Best (Dance Creations Academy)
Silver: Josiah David Kauffman (En Pointe, Inc,)
Bronze: Joshua Joseph-Thomas O’Connor (Rochester School of Dance)

Pre-Professional Contemporary Ladies

Gold: Breena Keefe (Draper Center for Dance Education)
Silver: Kylee Elizabeth Curcio (Draper Center for Dance Education)
Bronze: Paityn Lauzon (Arizona Dance Artistry)

Pre-Professional Classical Ladies

Gold: Breena Simone Keefe (Draper Center for Dance Education)
Silver: Kylee Elizabeth Curcio (Draper Center for Dance Education)
Bronze: Paityn Lauzon (Arizona Dance Artistry)

Ensembles

Gold: Moment of Tangency, Rochester Ballet Theatre
Silver: Elipsis, En Pointe Indiana
Bronze: Accusation of Joan of Arc, The Academy of Gregory Hancock Dance Theatre

Ensemble Choreographer

Gold: Gregory Hancock, Accusation of Joan of Arc for The Academy of Gregory Hancock Dance Theatre
Silver: William Moore, Elipsis for En Pointe Indiana Ballet
Bronze: Sylvia Suttle, Moment of Tangency for Rochester Ballet Theatre

Contemporary Choreographer (Solos)

Gold: Mimmo Miccolis for Sorpassi (Dancer: Kye Cooley)
Silver: Stefanie Cheshire for Auschwitz B (Dancer: Anna Joy)
Bronze: Jamey Leverett for The Lark Ascending (Dancer: Abra Geiger)

Judges

Teachers

  • Michael Johnson, Warm-up Classes (Founding Director, Kids Dance Outreach)
  • Mónica Muñoz, Warm-up Classes (Associate Director, Kids Dance Outreach)
  • Gillian Murphy, Master Classes (Principal Ballerina, American Ballet Theatre)
  • Suki Schorer, Master Classes (Faculty, School of American Ballet)

Sponsors

Made possible by a grant from Sarah and John Lechleiter and with support from Greg Dawson, Jane Fortune, Jennifer and Jeffrey Kittle and Priority Physicians. Media and in-kind sponsorships provided by Kinney Dancewear, Hampton Inns and Roberts Camera.

A special thanks to:

  • Anderson University – David Crump, Lisa Ragsdale, Shauna Steele, administration, faculty and students
  • Michael Schene, photographer
  • Frank Weiner, Stage Manager
  • WFYI-Production for the film Designers of the Dance and for videography services
  • And volunteers Deb Schene, Janie Smith, Christine Thacker and Jane Weiner