Carmel dancer, age 12, to perform with professionals

Connor Hamilton. (Submitted photo)

Connor Hamilton. (Submitted photo)

By Anna Skinner

Youth America Grand Prix will bring an interesting mix of professional dancers and young dancers in training to the Tarkington on May 31.

The program, “The Stars of Today Meet the Stars of Tomorrow,” begins at 7 p.m.

One of Carmel’s own, Connor Hamilton, 12, will be on stage amongst other young and professional dancers. She will perform her Talisman at the Gala variation.

One of Hamilton’s past teachers, Fabrice Calmels, will be one of the professional dancers on the stage. Calmels is a part of the Joffrey Ballet in Chicago. Hamilton said she is looking forward to seeing him again and dancing on the same stage.

“I’ve been working on it for a month now and have a few weeks left to rehearse,” Hamilton said. “I really like performing in all the shows and performing in front of people.”

Hamilton has been dancing since she was two, so being on stage is nothing new to her.

Hamilton has danced in other YAGP events, such as in Indianapolis and Chicago. She advanced to finals in NYC and was placed in the top 12 internationally.

Tickets for “The Stars of Today Meet the Stars of Tomorrow” can be purchased at

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