Ayesha Lucido (14) received two offers of scholarships to further her ballet education in Europe after her performance in the Junior Classical solo division at the 2019 Youth America Grand Prix finals.
Ayesha trains as a full-time student at the Pevnev Ballet Academy in Booragoon with Sergey Pevnev, former principal dancer of the West Australian Ballet.
Mr Pevnev was very pleased with the performance after the class workshop, "Ayesha danced beautifully with 100% confidence".
Ayesha competed in the Junior Soloist category that included class workshops and a solo repertoire performance, which she and Mr Pevnev had been working tirelessly on for six months in preparation for the season of competitions both in Europe and the US.
Her performance showed her technical proficiency and engaging personality and won her scholarships to the Dutch National Ballet Academy in Amsterdam, as well as the University of Performing Arts and Music in Munich.
View the video of Ayesha's solo performance here on the Pevnev Ballet Academy Facebook page.