Youth American Grand Prix 2023
Top 24 Women’s Senior Classical – Ellie Delcourt
Top 12 Small Ensemble – Pizzicato
Top 12 Men’s Contemporary – Fredrick Stuckwisch
3rd Place Jr. Women’s Classical – Morgan Taylor
3rd Place Pas de Deux – Don Quixote Grand Pas De Deux
Grand Prix Winner – Fredrick Stuckwisch
Outstanding Teacher Award – Southold Dance Theater
YAGP 2023 Participants
Jennamarie Aboul-Hosn, Cammy Andrews-Coppins, Alyssa Bachman, Ella Blankenbeker, Sarah Christiansen, Ellie Delcourt , Caitlyn Gongwer, Kylie Huff, Alasdair Ladd, Aurelia Ladd, Bridghaite Lemrow, Kaitlyn McAfee, Katherine McAward, Mallory Milligan, Alois Omer-Springs, Chloe Ritschard, Sydney Ritschard, Olivia Rosato, Janelle Sieradzki, Frederick Stuckwisch, Morgan Taylor, Emma Witwer
Youth America Grand Prix International Final, Tampa, FL
Frederick Stuckwisch - Top 12 Senior Men Category and the receiver of the following scholarships and professional contracts: European School of Ballet, Amsterdam (full scholarship), Joffrey Ballet II contract, Kansas City Ballet II contract, NRW Juniorballett, Dortmund contract.
Morgan Taylor - Junior soloist Category Finalist
Emma Bontrager, Morgan Taylor - Small Ensemble Category Finalist
Southold welcomes new
Dance has and always will be a part of Sarah's life. Serving as Executive Director is truly a full-circle moment for her, having started at Southold at nearly 3 years old with Bonnie Bollini Baxter serving as her first instructor of 13 years! She has returned to the stage as a Party Parent for the past two years and is excited to remain in that role with the return of the collaboration with the South Bend Symphony Orchestra, reminiscent of her ten childhood performances of The Nutcracker with Southold Dance Theater!
Miss Sarah M. Taylor was born in Elkhart and raised in South Bend, IN by Mrs. Vera and the late David Taylor. She is the youngest and only girl of three children, aunt of three lovely nieces, a nephew, and a Godmother of two! She is a proud product of the South Bend Schools, an Active Alumni of Indiana University Bloomington, and holds a Master of Science Degree in Organizational Leadership from Trine University! In Bloomington, Sarah danced with the African-American Dance Company (AADC) under Professor Iris Rosa performing works rooted in the fusion of all dance styles from diasporic styles (bachata, gumboot, capoeira, manyane, etc) to ballet and modern. She's a member of the South Bend Alumnae Chapter of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Incorporated, Elkhart Noon Kiwanis Club, the South Bend Civic Theater Board of Directors, and was named in the Michiana Forty Under 40 Class of 2022. Sarah enjoys spending time with family and traveling. The Arts, serving youth, and giving back to the community are her passions. Miss Taylor truly believes in helping all people unlock their potential and is looking forward to helping Southold thrive and live the mission of its nearly 50 year rich history!
Sarah is thankful to the Board of Directors, Calin, Fiona, the Faculty and Staff, families, and dancers for entrusting her with such an amazing opportunity to guide the Southold Family to the next level and beyond!
Youth American Grand Prix 2022
Top 24 Jr. Classical - Morgan Taylor
Top 6th Ensemble - Naranjo En Flor
Grand Prix Winner - Frederick Stuckwisch
Regional 2023 Participants
Jennamarie Aboul-Hosn, Alyssa Bachman, Fionna Barber, Sophia Beeson, Emma Bontrager, Sarah Christiansen, Caitlyn Gongwer, Ashlyn Hammond, Anne Harold, Magdalene Harold, Isabelle Jones, Natasha Kovalenko, Alasdair Ladd, Kaitlyn McAfee, Mallory Milligan, Kendra Mohnke, Sophie O’Brien, Sydney Ritschard, Olivia Rosato, Janelle Sieradzki, Frederick Stuckwisch, Morgan Taylor, Maria Vesprini, Emma Witwer
Youth American Grand Prix International Final, Tampa, FL
Frederick Stuckwisch - Sr. Men Final Round
Naranjo En Flor - Ensemble Finalists