What to Expect
LISETTE CAMPOS, (Host), Emmy® Award-winning journalist, is the Director of Community Affairs for WFTS-TV, which is home to ABC Action News. Her 20-year-plus broad casting career spans both English and Spanish language television. During her tenure at Univision, CBS and ABC stations, Campos has covered everything from hurricanes to the terror attacks of 9/11, as well
as undercover reporting in Russia and Cuba. Campos is a three-time Emmy Award-winner from the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Suncoast Chapter — which covers the Southeastern United States. In addition, Campos has earned national, regional and state journalism awards for her work on the ABC Action News Taking Action Against Domestic Violence Campaign. As the Director of Community Affairs for WFTS-TV ABC Action News, Campos is the television station’s liaison
in the community and hosts a daily interview segment on ABC Action News at noon called Positively Tampa Bay. Since its launch in 2008, Campos has showcased the efforts of hundreds of non-profits, community organizations and every day heroes changing lives in the Tampa Bay area! For more, visit ABC ActionNews.com/Community.
JEFFREY CIRIO, (Guest Artist, Boston Ballet) began his ballet training at the Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet, and went on to train at Orlando Ballet School with Peter Stark and Olivier Muñoz. He has performed with Orlando Ballet, Boston Ballet II and Boston Ballet and continues to perform with the Company as a soloist. Mr. Cirio has won several medals with the International Ballet Competitions, Princess Grace Fellowship for 2009 and Grand Prix at the YAGP finals coached by Stark.
LIA CIRIO, (Guest Artist, Boston Ballet) began her training at Swarthmore Ballet Theatre with Lori Ardis, and went on to train at the Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet under the direction of Marcia Dale Weary and Darla Hoover. She has performed with Boston Ballet II, Trey McIntyre Project and Boston Ballet and continues to perform with the company as a principal dancer.
JEANNETTE DELGADO (Guest Artist, Miami City Ballet) was born in Miami, Fla. She began her dance training with Vivian Tobio, Liana Navarro and Maria Victoria Gutierrez. When she was 9, she received a scholarship to study at the Miami City Ballet School and spent her summers studying at Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet, American Ballet Theatre and Chautauqua
Dance Program. In 2003, Delgado received the Princess Grace Award and began her apprenticeship with Miami City Ballet before becoming a member of the corps de ballet the following year. In 2008, she was promoted to principal. Delgado has also performed with the Chautauqua Ballet Company under the direction of Jean Pierre Bonnefoux and Patricia McBride. While at MCB, Delgado has danced featured roles in Balanchine’s Square Dance, Tarantella, “Rubies” section of Jewels and Symphony in C among others, as well as Twyla Tharp’s In The Upper Room, Golden Section and Nine Sinatra Songs; Paul Taylor’s Piazzola Caldera and Company B; Jerome Robbins’ Dances at a Gathering; and Trey McIntyre’s Reassuring Effects of Form and Poetry. Among the classics, she has danced the role of Kitri in Don Quixote.
LOGAN LEARNED (Guest Artist, Sarasota Ballet) was born in Oakland, Calif., and at the age of 10 moved to the San Francisco Bay area to train with the San Francisco Ballet School, where he performed San Francisco Ballet’s The Nutcracker. Learned continued his training at the Orlando Ballet School where he won a regional Grand Prix with YAGP in 2006 coached by Peter Stark. He danced with Orlando Ballet before joining the Sarasota Ballet in 2008 where he continues to perform as a principal dancer.
JOSEPH PHILLIPS (Guest Artist, American Ballet Theatre) began his dance training in Columbia, S.C. He attended the South Carolina Governor’s School for the Arts studying with Stanislav Issaev and attended the North Carolina School of the Arts on full scholarship. Phillips danced with San Francisco Ballet and the Miami City Ballet as a soloist and has won multiple gold medals at competitions including the USA International Ballet Competition in Jackson, Miss., and Youth American Grand Prix, N.Y. Phillips joined American Ballet Theatre in January 2008 where he dances several featured roles.
DANIEL ULBRICHT (Guest Artist, New York City Ballet), a St. Petersburg, Fla., native, studied at Les Jeunes Danseurs with Javier Dubraq, Chautauqua Summer Dance Program with Jean Pierre Bonnefoux and Patricia McBride and at the School of American Ballet. In 2000, he joined New York City Ballet and continues to perform with the company as a principal dancer.
SABI VARGA (Guest Artist, Boston Ballet) received his training at the Hungarian Dance Academy in Budapest, Hungary. In 1997, he was named Best Young Dancer at the International Rudolf Nureyev Competition. He has performed with Alberta Ballet and Boston Ballet and continues to perform with the company as a soloist.
LARISSA SAVELIEV (Youth America Grand Prix Founder and Artistic Director) was trained at the Bolshoi Ballet Academy in Moscow. As a member of Bolshoi Ballet, she toured throughout Russia, England, France, Belgium, Italy, Spain, Brazil, Egypt and Japan. Since coming to the United States in 1995, Ms. Saveliev has continued her dance career with such companies as the Los Angeles Classical Ballet, The New Jersey Ballet and Tulsa Ballet. In 1999, she was chosen to choreograph for the Princess Grace Awards Ceremony. A respected dance educator, Ms. Saveliev appears as a master teacher and stages classical ballet productions at schools around the country.
GENNADI SAVELIEV (Youth America Grand Prix Founder and President) was trained at the Bolshoi Ballet Academy and the School of American Ballet. He has studied with such distinguished teachers and coaches as Sergei Berezhnoi, Pyotr Pestov, Mikhail Lavrovsky, Stanley Williams, Eleanor D’Antuono and Cynthia Gregory. Mr. Saveliev was a member of Bolshoi Ballet before he joined American Ballet Theatre in 1996. He has appeared as a guest artist throughout the United States and has toured in Europe, Egypt, Brazil, Argentina, Japan and China. In 1996, Mr. Saveliev won a silver medal at the New York International Ballet Competition. Currently, he continues to perform as a soloist with American Ballet Theatre and as guest artist with Angel Corella and Friends.
SHELLEY KING (Youth America Grand Prix Director of Internal Affairs)