Congratulations Vanessa Childress!
Vanessa Childress, a 9th grader at eDCSD, won 2nd place at the recent Youth America Grand Prix classical ballet competition. She will travel to New York in April to compete in the International Finals. She also will be traveling to Lake Como, Italy to compete in the final round of the Lario Danza International Dance Competition. Vanessa also auditioned for and was accepted into the summer programs for the following major ballet companies: Washington Ballet, Pittsburgh Ballet Theater, Pacific Northwest Ballet, San Francisco Ballet, City Ballet School of San Francisco, and Boston Ballet. The Boston Ballet Company offered Vanessa a very generous scholarship and she has decided to attend their program this summer. Congratulations Vanessa! Everyone at eDCSD is extremely proud of your accomplishments! Best of luck in your upcoming competitions!