Ballet Competition Prep Program
What is BCPP?
BCPP is RDA's new ballet focused program! Spearheaded by Mackenzie Bartlett the Ballet Competition Prep Program focuses on taking students who love ballet and helping them train for YAGP. YAGP is a prestigious ballet competition that is typically held February of each year. Dancers learn age appropriate variations that are pre-approved by YAGP. To participate in our BCPP program dancers must be at least level 2 (at RDA) and then deemed ready by Mackenzie Bartlett. Once chosen, dancers will learn the choreography chosen by Mackenzie.
Throughout the year (prior to competition) dancers must do 30 minute weekly private lessons with Mackenzie. Dancers may take their variation to other competitions that are attended by the RDA Company. To inquire about participating in BCPP for 2023 fill out the below contact form so we can set up next steps.
Meet Miss Mackenzie - BCPP Director
Began her training at Valentina Barsukova - building her classical background and technique through participation in several programs: The Kirov Academy (Washington DC), Bolshoi Ballet (NYC), A&A Ballet (Chicago) and Ballet West (Salt Lake City).
Following Ballet West’s 2017 season, she joined the Company as a trainee for 3 seasons. Was hired into Ballet West II in 2020.
Highlights in her career include: Performing as the 4th Movement Principal in Balanchine’s Western Symphony, 1st Variation Soloist in Swan Lake Pas de Trios, Spring Fairy and Fairy Godmother in Pam Robinson’s Cinderella.
She also performed with Ballet West in several full length productions including: Michael Smuin’s Romeo and Juliet, Adam Sklute’s Giselle, Williams Christensen’s The Nutcracker, Sir Frederick Ashton’s Cinderella and Jerome Robin’s Glass Pieces
She is a Current Company Member of the Avant Chamber Ballet