YAGP Philadelphia Semi-Finals Results 2015


IBT is proud to announce results of the 2015 Youth America Grand Prix Philadelphia Regional Semi-Finals, where our students from Junior and Senior categories competed against more than hundred other contestants:



First Place in Classical Ballet:

  • Jessica Restivo, Junior Category, placed 1st in Classical Ballet, and will be soon competing in the YAGP NYC Finals.

Second Place in Group Piece Category:

Remembrance, a group piece choreographed by Victor Plotnikov and performed by

  • Hannah Baugher
  • Julie Gillan
  • Madeline Glinski
  • Sophie Kalff
  • Rory Myers
  • Jessica Restivo
  • Chloe Sagcal
  • Alison Tatsuoka
  • Abbey Wu
  • Alexa Yang
  • Michelle Yu
  • Sandy Zeng

won Second Place in Group Dance Category and will compete at the YAGP NYC Finals.

Top Twelve in Classical and Contemporary:

  • Madeline Glinski, Pre-Competitive Category, placed Top Twelve in Classical;
  • Jessica Restivo, Junior Category, placed Top Twelve in Contemporary;
  • Alison Tatsuoka, Senior Category, placed Top Twelve in Contemporary.

Top Twenty Four in Classical Ballet: 

  • Hannah Baugher, Senior Category, placed Top Twenty Four in Classical.

The Faculty couldn't be prouder and would like to extend its warmest congratulations to all of the accomplished IBT students and to the parents who supported them all the way.

Outstanding Teacher Award: 

  • This year IBT was honored with a highly sought-after Outstanding Teachers Award.

Without a devoted, committed, strict, and inspiring teacher none of us would reach our potential. "For, truth to tell, dancing in all its forms cannot be excluded from a curriculum of all noble education," wrote Friedrich Nietzsche. We couldn't agree more.


To all our students, we look forward to your next achievements! See you in class.