Sophia will be a contestant in  Hold On Talent Slam

Sophia Vance, a student at Claudia Rudolf Barrett’s  ballet tech of ohio for the past four years, will be one of the contestants in the Hold On Talent Slam that will be held on March 7. Sophia is in the 7th grade at Loveland’s Middle School.

Sophia recently won 3rd place in the Pittsburgh preliminary YAGP (Youth America Grand Prix), an international competition, in both Junior Classical and Contemporary categories.  It was her first time to compete.  She will go on to the final international competition in New York City in April.

The third Hold On Talent Slam will be held on March 7 at 7:30 PM. The venue this year will be Epiphany United Methodist Church at 6635 Loveland-Miamiville Rd.

The Hold On Talent Slam honors area teens for their performing art through an audition process and awarding of $3,500 in total prize money. The top cash award is $1,000.

Sophia won a spot in the Talent Slam during the audition process that was recently completed.

ballet tech of ohio is beginning a Musical Movement class for 2  -3 years old on Thursday mornings, 10:00 – 10:30 as well as once again hosting Valery Vasilievich Lantratov, honored artist of Russia, on Thursday and Friday, March 5 & 6 in Master Classes for Beginning/Intermediate and Intermediate/Advanced levels.  513-683-6860 or go to for more information.

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