Youth America Grand Prix presents Ballet's Greatest Hits!

Youth America Grand Prix presents Ballet's Greatest Hits!

Youth America Grand Prix returns to Tampa to relive the most breathtaking ballet performances of our time! Ballet’s Greatest Hits! features star dancers from New York City Ballet, American Ballet Theatre, San Francisco Ballet, National Ballet of Canada, Boston Ballet and Dutch National Ballet. For the first time ever, the gala performance will be broadcast in theaters nationally by Emerging Pictures. Don’t miss this unique chance to see the world’s top professional dance artists take the stage in one spectacular gala evening. “The Gala of Gala's!" raves Emma Manning, Dance Europe Magazine. Join us for an exclusive meet and greet with the performers immediately following the performance.

See the What to Expect tab below for details.

Principal dancers include:
Ashley Bouder, New York City Ballet
Daniel Ulbricht, New York City Ballet
Matthew Golding, Dutch National Ballet
Greta Hodgkinson, National Ballet of Canada
Alejandro Virelles, Boston Ballet
Marcelo Gomes, American Ballet Theatre
Veronika Part, American Ballet Theatre
Hee Seo, American Ballet Theatre
Isabella Boylston, American Ballet Theatre
Stella Abrera, American Ballet Theatre
Joseph Phillips, American Ballet Theatre
Skylar Brandt, American Ballet Theatre
Alicia Graff Mack, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre
Antonio Douthit, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre
Maria Kochetkova, San Francisco Ballet
Taras Domitro, San Francisco Ballet
Emily Kadow, San Francisco Ballet

Photo credit: Siggul/Visial Arts Masters

Jan. 5 Carol Morsani Hall
  • Tickets go on sale to:
    Center Circle members
    Aug. 6

    Center Friends members
    Aug. 23

    Sept. 12

    Become a member and buy online during the priority period!


Show Dates & Times

Sat., Jan. 5, 8 p.m.


Regularly priced tickets start at $32.50.

• College students can receive 1 ticket 50% off with valid college ID. 
• Groups of 10 or more can receive a 15% discount. Call Group Services at 813.222.1018 for more information. 
• Patel Conservatory students can receive 1 ticket 50% off. Limit 1 per Patel Conservatory student badge. Parents may present student badge to purchase. 
• All Students, Seniors and Military can receive a 50% discount 30 minutes before the show.

Patel Conservatory Ticket Policy:
• All Patel Conservatory events now have an exclusive Member-only purchasing time period. Become a Straz Center Member and support the Patel Conservatory! Your membership can begin today with your first payment of only $10! For information on how to become a Member and the many benefits and payment plans available, please call 813-222-1036 or visit
• For ticket purchases via the phone or ticket office, service charges are waived for current annual Straz members at the $400 level and higher, although special handling fees may apply to some shows. Service charges for online transactions apply to all members.
• Limit 5 tickets per household.  There is no maximum for free, non-ticketed events.
• Buy early and save! All Patel Conservatory performances and showcases have a discounted advance price available. Prices for all Conservatory shows will go up within two weeks of the performance date.
• Patel Conservatory students may purchase one rush ticket for 50% off the price on the day they purchase their ticket. Students must show a valid Patel Conservatory ID to receive this discount. This discount cannot be combined with any other special offer.
• To secure tickets with discounts, you MUST visit the Ticket Office in person and show your student ID.
• Ticket price does not include applicable service charges.
• Group Services (for groups of 12+): 813.222.1018 or 813.222.1016
• All sales are final. Events, days, dates, times, performers and prices are subject to change without notice.
• Pursuant to s.817.36, Florida Statutes, no Straz Center ticket may be offered or resold for more than $1 over the face value of the ticket.

What to Expect

Join us for an exclusive meet and greet with the performers of Ballet’s Greatest Hits!

Enjoy catering by Maestro’s Restaurant as you mingle with some of ballet’s biggest stars.

Sat., Jan. 5
Immediately following performance
Maestro’s Restaurant at the Straz Center
$25 per person

Space is limited. Please call the Straz Center’s Special Events Department at 813.222.1275 to reserve.