Media Release: Delray Beach, Boca Raton Students Place in Prestigious Global Dance Competition

WEST PALM BEACH- Two senior dance students at Alexander W. Dreyfoos School of the Arts placed in the Youth Grand Prix 2018 held in Tampa earlier this month.
Dylan Amsterdam (left) and Evan Gorbell (right)
Dylan Amsterdam of Delray Beach placed 3rd in the Classical Category and 3rd in the Contemporary Category. Amsterdam was asked to perform in the gala event where dancers from New York City Ballet, Ballet West, Dutch National Ballet, Pacific Northwest Ballet and The National Ballet of Canada also performed.
Evan Gorbell of Boca Raton placed 2nd in the Contemporary Category for men. Evan also received automatic acceptance into the University of North Carolina School of the Arts.  
Youth America Grand Prix is the world’s largest global network of dance.  It fulfills its mission of dance education through scholarship auditions, mater classes, alumni services, education and outreach activities performances and films.  Their mission statement is to support and develop world-class dancers, ages 9 – 19, of all economic, ethnic and geographic backgrounds by providing scholarship auditions, performance and education opportunities and by serving as the global network of dance, connecting students, teachers, schools, dance companies, dancer and audiences.
Dreyfoos School of the Arts, located in downtown West Palm Beach continues to be a powerhouse of artistic talent and academically gifted students – this past year ranking #10 as Best High Schools of Florida, #20 as Best Magnet Schools of America and #78 as Best High Schools of America by the US News & World Reportmagazine.