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Produced by: Youth America Grand Prix

Hosted by American Idol and So You Think You Can Dance Executive Producer, Nigel Lythgoe,YAGP’s Ballet’s Greatest Hits presents an all-star cast from the world’s leading dance companies. For added insight into the history and meaning of classical ballet, the film offers exclusive behind-the-scenes footage, rare archival materials, and exclusive interviews with choreographers, film producers, critics and luminaries of the dance world, such as Alexei Ratmansky, Benjamin Millepied, Edward Villella, and many others. The live performances were filmed by five-time Emmy Award winner, Clemente D’Alessio at the David A. Straz, Jr. Center for the Performing Arts in Tampa, Florida.

CAST

Swan Lake – White Swan Pas de Deux
Choreography: Marius Petipa
Music: Pyotr Illich Tchaikovsky
Odette: Veronika Part (Principal Dancer, American Ballet Theatre)
Siegfried: Marcelo Gomes (Principal Dancer, American Ballet Theatre)

Nutcracker Grand Pas de Deux
Watch the Nutcracker – Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy
Choreography: After Lev Ivanov
Music: Pyotr Illich Tchaikovsky
Sugar Plum Fairy: Hee Seo (Principal Dancer, American Ballet Theatre)
Nutcracker Prince: Alejandro Virelles (Soloist, Boston Ballet)

Flames of Paris
Choreography: Vasily Vainonen
Music: Boris Asafiev
Ashley Bouder (Principal Dancer, New York City Ballet)
Daniel Ulbricht (Principal Dancer, New York City Ballet)

Giselle – Excerpts from Act II
Choreography: Jules Perrot and Jean Coralli
Music: Adolphe Adam
Giselle: Greta Hodgkinson (Principal Dancer, National Ballet of Canada)
Albrecht: Matthew Golding (Principal Dancer, Dutch National Ballet)
Myrtha: Stella Abrera (Soloist, American Ballet Theatre)

Don Quixote- Grand Pas de Deux
Choreography: Marius Petipa
Music: Ludwig Minkus
Kitri: Maria Kochetkova (Principal Dancer, San Francisco Ballet)
Basilio: Taras Domitro (Principal Dancer, San Francisco Ballet)
Bridesmaid: Skylar Brandt (American Ballet Theatre)