The American Ballet Competition is pleased to announce that Raymond Van Mason,
Founder and Artistic Director of Imagine Ballet Theatre in Ogden, Utah,
has been appointed the Director of the American Ballet Competition (ABC) as of July 12, 2018.
"Having known Raymond and his excellent work with his dance students for many years, I know
the American Ballet Competition
will be in good hands as he continues to fulfill the high
expectations of attending students, parents and their teachers."
Katherine Kersten, American Ballet Competition Founder
"I am extremely honored and humbled to continue the work of Katherine Kersten and her
American Ballet Competition.
We are excited to have the opportunity to bring this national
competition to Ogden, Utah and to be supporting the vibrant arts scene
in the newly developed
Nine Rails District. The streets of Ogden will be energetic with the annual Ogden Arts Festival
as the First Friday Art Walk - all happening on the same weekend.”
Raymond Van Mason
Ms. Kersten will remain affiliated with the American Ballet Competition (ABC) as consultant.
Since its inception in 2002 countless talented young dance students ages 9-20 from the USA
and abroad have attended ABC.