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Ballet student in Port Coquitlam is one of 14 Canadians to compete on int'l stage

Natalie Martin of Elévé Training Centre in Port Coquitlam will compete at the international Youth America Grand Prix (YAGP) contest, to be held virtually from July 6 to 8.
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Ballet dancer Natalie Martin trains at Elévé in Port Coquitlam.

A student at Port Coquitlam’s Elévé Training Centre is one of 14 dancers chosen to represent Canada at the international competition of the Youth America Grand Prix (YAGP).

The event is set to be held virtually from July 6 to 8.

Natalie Martin, who trains in Elévé’s half-day program as well as at Waldorf Ballet, in Sechelt, was named a Top Three classical finalist and placed in the Top 24 as a contemporary finalist in the Canadian edition of the 2021 YAGP, which was held online recently.

The YAGP is the largest non-profit international student ballet competition and scholarship program in the world, for youth ages nine to 19.

The winners of the international contest will be named on July 9.


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