South Shore Ballet Theatre

Youth America Grand Prix (YAGP) is the world’s largest global network of dance. It fulfills its mission of dance education through scholarship auditions, master classes, alumni services, educational and outreach activities, performances, and films.


YAGP reaches over 10,000 dance students annually by holding workshops, scholarship auditions, master classes and audition classes in 25 U.S cities and 8 international locations. Each season culminates in the week-long New York Finals, where more than 1,200 of the world’s most promising dancers receive in-depth mentoring and greater scholarship, professional, and performance opportunities.

• 2018


I am so proud of all three of my students that participated on 2018 YAGP

Semi-Finals in Boston: Emma Christensen, Lila Jacobs and Liana Langevin.

You worked so hard for so many months and you were beautiful!


Emma Christensen, age 11, was TOP 6 in the Pre-Competitive Classical

category! CONGRATULATIONS!! We are all so proud of you!



• 2019


My wonderful, hard working students in South Shore Ballet Theatre’s

Pre Professional program getting ready for YAGP. In addition to our

ensemble piece, we also have 2 junior solo competitors and 4 senior solo competitors.  More work needed before the Boston semi-finals but

we are looking good. Go Team SSBT!!!


Thank you to all the STUDENTS (and parents) for your dedication

and passion for their training at SSBT. It is a team effort!




Marthavan McKeon

Artistic Director



•  2019 Semi-Finals in Boston – Top 12 in Junior Classical Category – Emma Christensen


•  2018 Semi-Finals in Boston – Top 6 in Pre-Competitive Classical Category – Emma Christensen

•  2018 Semi-Finals in Worcester – Top 12 in Pre-Competitive Classical Category – Emma Christensen


•  2017 Semi-Finals in Boston – 3rd Place Ensemble Category – Tessa Bertino, Juliet Brown, Grace Campbell, Caroline Connelly,

                                                   Jenna Einsenmann, Madelyn Galante, Olivia Hansen, Emma Huggins, Anna Murray, Lydia Leech,

                                                   Rachael Spicer, Sophia Ricci

                                                – Top 24 in Junior Classical Category –  Grace Campbell

                                                – Top 24 in Junior Classical Category –  Olivia Hansen

                                                – Top 24 in Junior Classical Category –  Anna Murray

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