Arlington ballet dancer draws awards at key competition for youth

by | Mar 27, 2023 | Uncategorized

SophiaZhangPrepares KoltunBalletBoston 400

Sophia Zhang prepares. / Koltun Ballet Boston photo

A Watertown ballet school took home the award for outstanding school at this year’s Youth America Grand Prix (YAGP) ballet competition.

Koltun Ballet Boston (KBB), with a team of 26 young Massachusetts dancers, including one from Arlington, scored the award for overall performance in the competition.


Sophia Zhang of Arlington was part of the KBB team at YAGP, a global dance network that hosts the world’s largest student ballet scholarship competition.

Ranging in age from 10 to 18 years and among the top dancers at KBB, the team’s 26 students come from 10 Massachusetts communities.

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