28 - Miko Fogarty, Moscow IBC 2013 Gold Medalist
Sixteen year old Miko was born in London in 1997 and moved to the US when she was two years old. Currently she trains with Tatiana Pali and Alyona Yakovleva-Randall at the Indiana Ballet Conservatory, and Kaoru Jinushi in Japan. Between 2008-2010 she returned to London three times to train at the Royal Ballet School's International Summer Program where she danced solo in the final performances and received the Commendation Award each year she attended. Miko was listed as one of The Most Influential People of 2011 in the Dance Spirit Magazine and has received worldwide recognition for her dancing. She was Gold Medalist twice at the World Ballet Competition in Florida (2009 and 2011), and won Bronze the New York Finals of the Youth America Grand Prix (2010). As a selected participant in the Varna International Ballet Competition in Bulgaria (2012), she was awarded the Distinction Diploma and won the Bronze Medal. Miko was invited to perform on the YAGP's 2011 Ballet Grand Prix Tour and danced with accomplished artists: Igor Kolb, Oksana Skorik, Elisa Carrillo Cabrera and Mikhail Kaniskin. Miko is known the world over among aspiring ballerinas as she was one of just six dancers featured in "First Position", the award-winning documentary film about preparing for the Youth American Grand Prix ballet competition. In 2013 Miko won Best Swiss Dancer in the 41st Prix de Lausanne, and was offered full-year scholarships from 5 European ballet schools as well as two schools from the US. To crown the year, she won the Gold Medal at the Moscow International Ballet Competition. Miko is currently training for another busy year filled with competitions and gala guest appearances.