The 2019 Youth in Performing Arts (YIPA) presentation evening will be held at The Laycock St Theatre from 7:30pm on June 21.
Over 100 talented acts made up of young artists and performers from across the Central Coast, graced The Laycock’s stage earlier this year as part of the 2019 YIPA Concert Series.
The concert series is a joint community/Central Coast Council partnership program, providing young performers with the opportunity to showcase their talents under the guidance and direction of YIPA volunteers who share their experience within the performing arts.
Over 1,000 performers auditioned to be a part of this year’s YIPA Series, with Series Director, Gary Jackson, hard pressed to narrow down the talent pool to the 100 featured acts on this year’s line-up.
Upon the conclusion of each year’s YIPA Series, outstanding acts from the pool are given various encouragement awards from local businesses partnering with YIPA to assist with their development in the performing arts.
The presentation night is a celebration of the hard work and effort put into each concert and also acts as a showcase for these standout performers, with the majority of the 19 awardees set to perform on the night.
This year’s awardees were: Alexander Waite, Layla Gerrish, Noah Boesen, Lilly Kennedy-Head, Kurt Dawson, Adam Jansen, Melissa Ardern, Chloe McWilliam, Maddy Bell, Sophie Eickelman, Niamh Marsden, Elise Leonard, Riley Lovell, Xavier Albert, the Medusa band, Erin Hobden, Lilia Jackson, Louis Strum and Lucy Parle.
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Gary Jackson, YIPA