June 24, 2023

16-Year-Old From Hattiesburg Wins Gold Medal At International Ballet Competition

Morgan Howard

Alexei performing in Italy.(Photo provided by Katya Orohovsky)

A 16-year-old who grew up in Hattiesburg won an international ballet competition in Jackson.

According to WDAM, Alexei Orohovsky won a gold medal in the 12th USA International Ballet Competition.

Orohovsky received the medal in the Junior Males category at the USA IBC Awards Gala Friday night at Thalia Mara Hall.

“I am truly honored to have been awarded the gold medal when there are so many deserving dancers,” said Orohovsky. “This has been the most incredible experience, and I am so thankful to everyone that helped me get to where I am. It is a dream come true!”

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