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Rachel Silverman, 12, Allison Forsyth, 16, and Caitlin Gish, 14, look in the mirror while pinning their hair up before their final rehearsal.
Arts and Culture Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2013 2 years ago

Highlights: Sarasota Ballet conservatory students compete

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by: Rachel S. OHara Staff Photographer

 

 

Results from the award ceremony: * Olivia Ratner: Top 12 Classical Variations for the Pre-Competitive Division (ages 9 to 11) * Caitlin Gish and Nikki Jennings: Top 12 Classical Variations for the Junior Division (ages 12 to 14) * Allison Forsyth: Top 12 Classical Variations for the Senior Division (ages 15 to 19) Names of all 12 students who competed: The girls: Olivia Ratner, Susan Wyatt, Juliet Noble, Ashlynn Rutherford, Rachel Silverman, Courtney Joseph, Anna Zimmerman, Caitlin Gish, Nikki Jennings and Allison Forsyth The boys: Eddie Duffy and Yamil Maldonado

The Sarasota Ballet School’s Margaret Barbieri Conservatory of Dance had 12 students compete starting at 9 a.m. Friday, Jan. 4 to 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 5, in the Youth America Grand Prix, at the David A. Straz Jr. Center for the Performing Arts. Coaches Isabel and Javier Dubrocq worked with the students for more than three months to help them perfect their pieces for the competition.

The Conservatory had the youngest pas de deux entry with Olivia Ratner and Eddie Duffy, both 11, performing the Bluebird pas de deux from Sleeping Beauty. The 10 girls from the conservatory competed with two classical variations, the most allowed.

An awards ceremony was hosted Sunday, Jan. 6 .

Results from the award ceremony:
* Olivia Ratner: Top 12 Classical Variations for the Pre-Competitive Division (ages 9 to 11)
* Caitlin Gish and Nikki Jennings: Top 12 Classical Variations for the Junior Division (ages 12 to 14)
* Allison Forsyth: Top 12 Classical Variations for the Senior Division (ages 15 to 19)

Names of all 12 students who competed:
The girls: Olivia Ratner, Susan Wyatt, Juliet Noble, Ashlynn Rutherford, Rachel Silverman, Courtney Joseph, Anna Zimmerman, Caitlin Gish, Nikki Jennings and Allison Forsyth

The boys:
Eddie Duffy and Yamil Maldonado

 

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