SAES Senior Albert Gordon Receives 2012 Princess Grace Award
Posted August 16, 2012
SAES Senior Albert Gordon has been awarded the 2012 Princess Grace Award. At age 17, Gordon is one of the youngest recipients of the prestigious award. Having danced at The Washington School of Ballet (TWSB) since age 10, Gordon will use his scholarship to continue his dance training.
“Albert is a talent whom I noticed five years ago when he was 12-years old,” said Kee Juan Han, Director of The Washington School of Ballet, in a press release. “He has really come into himself in the last two years. His diligent work resulted in winning the Grand Prix at the Youth America Grand Prix (YAGP) in Torrington, CT, winning gold at the Boston International Ballet Competition (BIBC) this June and being asked to join Boston Ballet II. Albert has a very bright future in dance and we are very proud of his achievements and the recognition that was given to him by the prestigious Princess Grace Foundation.”
The Princess Grace Foundation-USA, a public charity, was formed after the death of Princess Grace in 1982. The Foundation presents scholarships, apprenticeships, and fellowships to assist artists at the start of their careers. The Foundation has cultivated a diverse group of nearly 600 artists to date who continue to advance the spectrum of performing arts with innovative, cutting-edge, and vibrant theater, dance, choreography, film, playwriting and design. Since the Foundation’s inception, more than 750 Awards have been given to recipients, totaling more than $9.5 million.