Young Maltese Ballerina Is A Finalist At The Youth America Grand Prix

Lea for president!


Last night Lea Ellul Sullivan was chosen as one of the ten best contemporary soloists at the Youth America Grand Prix (YAGP) semi-finals in Paris.

The YAGP is an international dance competition with entries from as far afield as Japan, Brazil and Australia. Nine-year-old dancer Lea Ellul Sullivan, who has been training at ArtsExcel dance school for the past five years, was the first ever Maltese dancer to compete. She will now be moving on to the finals in New York.

Lea is trained in Malta by Marisha Bonnici, who spoke to Lovin Malta about Lea's success at the competition:

"I am ever so proud of all my students. Such great treasures from such a small island. They have big dreams and the will to achieve them"

Lea competed in the pre-competitive category with a Classical and Contemporary solo against another 100 dancers from Romania, France, the UK, Germany and Italy, among many other nations, and was chosen along with 10 other finalists. Whilst competing in Paris she is also attending masterclasses with world-renowned dance tutors.

Congratulations to Lea from everyone at Lovin Malta! Share this post to show your support for our young star!

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Ann Dingli

Ann Dingli writes mostly about art and design. She enjoys friendly debates and has accepted that she's a small person.