May 25, 2019
First Place in Universal Ballet Competition
Congratulations to Alexandria Ina Rose Bocca and to her teacher, coach and mentor, our director Carole Alexis, for winning first prize in the Senior Competitive Classical category at the Universal Ballet Competition held May 17-18, 2019, at Penn State University. Ms. Bocca performed Pizzicato from Raymonda and Cupid from Don Quixote before a distinguished panel of judges composed of Susan Jaffe, Angel Corella, Wes Chapman, Charmaine Hunter, Duncan Cooper, Samantha Dunster, Peter Merz, Evelyn Cisneros, Adam Sklute, Laurel Toto and Elizabeth Olds.
The UBC prize is the latest in a series of awards for Alexandria, demonstrating the quality of training at Ballet des Amériques with its emphasis on clean lines, impeccable alignment and proper technique based on solid foundations.
Westchester’s premier ballet conservatory, Ballet des Amériques offers intensive ballet training and a comprehensive dance education in a curriculum-based pre-professional program with the mission of preparing students for careers with the world’s great dance companies.