2020 YAS Season

2020 YAS Finalists Bios


Kjerstyn Hall

Giulia Isceri

Adriene Ott

Isabelle Ragnarsson

Brooke TUFTS

Our Star-Studded Judging Panel

#YAS2020 Regular Judges:

#YAS2020 Rotating Judges:

Founder of YAS Choosing a “Weekly Favorite:”

yas 2020 Finalists Interview with Audrey Weisiger


You can follow judges videos at our 2020 Young Artists Showcase YouTube Playlist.YAS 2020 Score Tally


Challenge 1 – Call of the Wild: Friday, September 18

Animals move through four types of environments: aquatic (water), terrestrial (on ground), fossorial (underground), aerial (air). Skaters will pick one or a combination of these types of locomotion to create a piece based on the movement of an animal. 

Sponsored by: Jackson Ultima

Challenge 2 – Eye Witness: Friday, September 25

Create a piece based on a powerful memory, from the point of view of being the witness or storyteller. The story is open ended – may be fictional or historical, personal or created, literal or abstract.


Sponsored by: Edges that Echo with Amber Leigh Anderson

Challenge 3 – Clean Sweep: Friday. October 2

Create a piece with a prop used to clean, dust, vacuum (no electric devices), mop, sweep, rake, brush, etc. There may be multiple props used in the piece. We encourage the skaters to use the prop/s in an unconventional way! 

Sponsored by: Champion Skating Harness

Challenge 4 – Not By Sight: Friday, October 9 

Create a solo piece with the skater’s sight impaired by a fabric, cloth, bandana, etc. The blindfold should impair sight completely (no see-through material). As the focus becomes less on skating skill and finesse, think about how the sight impairment can guide and inform your choreography as the other senses take over.

Sponsored by: Ballet for Figure Skaters

Challenge 5 – The Eight Efforts: Friday, October 16

Create a piece based on Laban’s Eight Efforts: Choose at least three of the eight efforts to create a phrase of movement for each effort chosen: Punch / Slash / Dab / Flick / Press / Wring / Glide / Float 

Sponsored by: The Princess and Her Frog Etsy Shop

yas 2020 Sponsors

Thank you to our #YAS2020 sponsors! We are so appreciative of your support of artistic skating, and look forward to continuing to partner with you in the future.