Yana Peneva

Yana Peneva


  • Grand Prix Award YAGP Tampa 2022
  • Shelley King Award YAGP finals 
  • 1st Place Gold Medal ADCIBC finals 2021
  • 2nd Place at UBC 

Yana Peneva
August 28, 2006 (USA)

  • Ambassador Nikolay Brand

Education: Ballet Conservatory at Skyra

Yana Peneva began her dance training at age 2, she would walk past the ballet school every day on her family’s walks – «After seeing all the dancers, I wanted to try it!»

Since 2018, Yana has been training in the pre-professional program at the Ballet Conservatory at Skyra in Orlando, FL where she was introduced to the ballet competition world. In the 2020-2021 season, she has been awarded with prestigious awards such as the Shelley King Award at YAGP finals, 1st Place Gold Medal at ADCIBC finals, 2nd Place at UBC, 2nd Place at YAGP Semi Finals Tampa, FL (Highest placing junior female).

In 2022 Yana was honored to be awarded the Grand Prix at YAGP Tampa.


  • Grand Prix Award YAGP Tampa


  • YAGP Finals Tampa, FL – Shelley King Award for Excellence, Final Round Solo, Top 12 Small Ensemble, Top 12 Large Ensemble
  • ADCIBC Finals, FL – Gold Medal (1st place) Classical Ballet Category, 4th place Contemporary Dance Category
  • YAGP Semi-Finals Tampa, FL – 2nd place Classical Solo, 2nd place Contemporary Solo, 1st place All Ensembles, Invitation to Finals
  • UBC Fort Lauderdale, FL – 2nd place Classical Solo, 7th place Contemporary Solo, 2nd place Duo, 1st place Ensemble


  • YAGP Semi-Finals Boston, MA – 3th place Classical Solo, 3th place Contemporary Solo,
    3th place Large Ensemble, Invitation to Finals
  • UBC Fort Lauderdale, FL – 5th place Classical Solo, 6th place Contemporary Solo
    1st place Ensemble


  • YAGP Semi-Finals Tampa, FL – Top 12 Contemporary Solo
  • UBC Fort Lauderdale, FL – 6th place Classical Solo, 8th place Contemporary Solo
  • ADCIBC, FL – Top 25 Classical Category.

Scholarships earned:

  • John Cranko Short Term, Royal Ballet School Antwerp Short Term, Choreographic Intensive Miami City Ballet, ABT SI, IBA SI, BBSI, Cary Ballet SI /2021
  • BA SI, BBSI, OB SI /2020
  • NGB SI, IBA SI, BBSI, TBT SI /2019
  • Kirov Academy of Washington, DC SI, NGB SI /2018.