GRACE ALLISON MCCARTHY

Grace Allison McCarthy studied ballet in southern California with Julia Bourlina and Victor and Tatiana Kasatsky. She was accepted and became the first foreign student at the Korea National University of the Arts, Department of Ballet where she studied under Director Sun-hee Kim, and retired Kirov Principals, Rita Kulik and Vladimir Kim.

During her two years in Korea she won several ballet competitions including the Gold Medal at the Korea International Ballet Competition, the Grand Prix, twice, at the YAGP Regional’s and was a top Finalist at the YAGP Finals in NYC.Grace was awarded a YAGP Full Merit Scholarship to the John Cranko Schule in Stuttgart, Germany. Professionally, Grace has danced with Stuttgart Ballet and Cincinnati Ballet.