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05-01-2012, 04:27 PM
The third round of the online choreography contest is set to begin on May 4. The finalists will compete in Lake Placid this summer.

The contestants for this Spring are

Robert Mauti
Garret Kling
Sean Rabbit
Mark Henretty
Katherine Hill
Amy Nunn
Mirielle Chambers
Bebe Liang

The contestants for the short series have not yet been announced.

More information is posted on this site:


One can also see the pieces created for YAS1 and YAS2 on this site.

05-01-2012, 10:04 PM
:cheer2: I love this series.

05-05-2012, 01:57 PM
Watch these 8 videos submitted for Challenge #1 "Word" and please vote for your favorite piece at: http://youngartistsshowcase.net/

Audrey W.: "Popular vote cannot outweigh the judges' opinions/decision but it can break a tie for first place."

Listed alphabetically:

Mirielle Chambers ( @MirielleJoy ): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BKJiS9G8W2Q
Mark Hanretty ( @Mark_Hanretty ): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X6SP3OiIK9g
Katherine Hill: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VbOWW_R6pck
Garrett Kling ( @gbkling ): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_9PkQ4wymy4
Bebe Liang ( @bebeliang ): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fzx8Fq1wiDY
Robert Mauti ( @RobertMauti ): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Adkbvdclxac
Amy Nunn ( @AE_Nunn ): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gtvwTQDfelI
Sean Rabbitt ( @seanrabbitt ): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gr74g-x5QJk

Twitter hashtag is #YAS3

05-05-2012, 04:09 PM
Thank you, Sylvia!

05-05-2012, 05:50 PM
Thank you, Sylvia, for the links. I just watched all of them and I was impressed. A lot of creativity here.

My three favorites were Mark, Garrett, and Sean. I thought these three truly captured the essence of their "word" in their choreography. Robert is up there, too. Not sure who to vote for!

05-05-2012, 06:40 PM
Nice to see Bebe Liang again :)

05-05-2012, 07:07 PM
Thanks for posting FallsonPatch and Sylvia!

I really enjoyed Garrett Kling's piece which really captured the essence of his word (also his choice to have it skated by the young Jason Brown also captured the essence of his word). Garrett's work is interesting ... I've seen other work he has skated to and posted.

I also enjoyed Katherine Hill's skating and choreo -- which definitely expressed her word in an odd kind of way. Robert's piece was funny and sooo captured his word. :lol:

Loved Mark's skate and choreo too! And I also thought Bebe did a fine job with interesting music. And Sean -- so fun to watch. :)

Who were the winners of YAS-1 and YAS-2 -- apparently there are winners in several categories? I think this series is a wonderful way to continuing giving tribute to Brian Wright and honoring his contributions to skating. Thanks to Audrey Weisiger!

05-06-2012, 07:53 PM
Thanks, Sylvia, for posting the direct links to Youtube. The transmission seems better using the direct links.

To aftershocks, Tommy Steenberg won the Champions Division in the 1st year, and Adam Blake won it in the second year. In the Grassroots Division, Victoria Beebout won in the 1st Year, and Amanda Hoffmann won it the second year. There is no Grassroots Division this time.

You can see all the past postings on Youtube using the following:


Some of the choreographers in the first and second years had some amazing skaters like Jason Brown: Jeremy Abbott, Peter Liebers, Shawn Sawyer, Rory Flack-Burghart to name a few.

05-07-2012, 08:24 PM
One of the judges, Michael Weiss, just uploaded his very informative and supportive reviews.


05-07-2012, 08:36 PM
His comments were very interesting.
He was impressed with all of the programs; as was I.

05-09-2012, 07:33 PM
Even though the Grassroots Division was cancelled for this round, Matej Silecky was already working on his choreography for Challenge 1. His video has been posted on Youtube:

Here is his audition video:

I hope he can continue working, because he appears to have an interesting point of view as well as a lot of ideas.

05-12-2012, 02:29 PM
YAS3 Challenge 2: Tribute to the Masters

Mirielle Chambers (Mark Ballas): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gv6MtJK382g
Mark Hanretty (The Rambert Dance Company): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xfvvh2cGPr8
Katherine Hill (Ohad Naharin): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MyWvMiFqmpk
Garrett Kling (Jiri Kylian): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Al6ludhmyE
Bebe Liang (George Balanchine): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cBhusabzV1k
Robert Mauti (Alvin Ailey): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aLefuG8LQC4
Amy Nunn (Travis Wall): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jm1wwzi7nDE
Sean Rabbitt (Jack Cole): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cNYbmOmnB7A

05-12-2012, 04:22 PM
Great! Thanks for posting, Sylvia. It was interesting also listening to Bebe's midweek update where she introduced her cute dog, and also talked about what she's been doing in her life the past few years.


Love, love, love Bebe's surprise skater for her #2 Challenge.

Looks like all the competitors have made inspiring choices of choreographers to honor. Very cool that Mirielle honors Mark Ballas' choreo and also uses as her music choice, a song by Mark!

05-12-2012, 04:57 PM
Love, love, love Bebe's surprise skater for her #2 Challenge!

What a treat!

05-12-2012, 05:09 PM
I've edited in the video link above for Robert Mauti's Alvin Ailey-inspired tribute (Wesley Campbell's Senior SP to "Bolero" this season).

Voting for Challenge 2 is open: http://youngartistsshowcase.net/