LONGMEADOW — Alexis Conway, 14, of Longmeadow, recently received an award for best overall performance with her dance team at the Youth America Grand Prix in Boston last month.
Youth America Grand Prix hosts the world’s largest nonprofit student ballet scholarship competition. Conway was part of the 26 young dancers, ranging in age from 10 to 18 from 10 different Massachusetts communities, who competed in the global dance network.
Her team, Koltun Ballet Boston, located in Watertown, was founded by former seasoned dancers, Alexandra Koltun and Alex Lapshin. Conway joined the dance school in September 2021 and frequently makes the trek from Longmeadow to Watertown to regularly attend classes for the sake of her dancing career.