Youth Ballet Masters


January 18-19, 2020


Special Thank you to our Judges (Jose Carayol, Leila Drake, Jade Hale-Christofi, Arsen Serobian) to our Sponsors and Donors (Dance Discovery Foundation, Dance Channel TV, State Street Ballet, Nuovo Classico Balleto of Italy, Los Angeles Ballet, Dancers Choice & Tanzolymp International Competition in Berlin.


The YBM Experience

The Youth Ballet Masters Competition is a training competition experience like no other. Benefiting dancers through discovery and dance education while giving back to our community. #DanceGIVES!

Competition & Workshops

Join Youth Ballet Masters Competition and experience a training competition that really makes a difference. For Professional dancers ages 19-21, Senior dancers ages 15-18. Junior dancers ages   (12-14). Pre-competitive dancers ages 9-11 and Starter dancers ages  6-8. 

Schedule of events


classical ballet & Contemporary dance competition

January 18-19, 2020


Claire Trevor Theatre, University of Irvine 4004 Mesa Road, Irvine, Ca 92617


 Classical & Contemporary  

The Youth Ballet Masters Competition is an inspiring classical ballet & contemporary dance competition with the highest level of professionalism. Giving dancers the opportunity to strengthen their skills and increase their confidence in their craft.

Performance requirements




We couldn’t be more honored to host our esteemed judges who are some of the most interesting and innovative educators, teachers and choreographers of our time. 

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jose carayol

Part of the reputable panel of judges at Youth American Grand Prix, Mr Carayol's extensive knowledge in ballet schools, techniques and styles and his attentive eye for detail makes him a desirable international master teacher, coach and judge. With his guidance, his students have placed at the top 3 positions at YAGP finals for several years.


leila Drake

Principle Dancer and Associate Director for State Street Ballet Company. She was the recipient of the Apogee Award for Excellence in Dance Performance for her work in Common Ground, Carmina Burana, and The Nutcracker and also received the Indy Dance Award for “Best Duet” for Arabian in The Nutcracker.

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jade hale - Christofi

British/American/Cypriot Greek and grew up in North London and began dancing at age five. Widely known for his dancing and choreography, and his original piece "Take Me To Church" by Hozier for David LaChapelle and Sergei Polunin. Jade has also been judging the YAGP and the World Choreography Award to help guide the world of dance into the future.


arsen Serobian

Founder and Artistic Director of Dance Channel TV Ballet Academy. Arsen Serobian, a graduate of Moscow Choreographic Academy, created his selective unparalleled academy program to train and to guide the promising ballet student towards a professional career.



University of Irvine