Ballet dancer record in NY

Ballet dancer record in NY

8 May 2024

A DOWN High School student danced her way into the Guinness World Records book recently.

Aoife Finnieston was one of 353 ballerinas who danced ‘en pointe’ – on the toes – for a full minute at Youth America Grand Prix finals at the Plaza Hotel in New York.

Aoife booked her place in the finals after qualifying at a semi-final in Paris last November.

The world record attempt was organised to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the non-profit Youth America Grand Prix.

A spokesperson for Down High said: “This young performer has made her mark on the international ballet scene and it is hoped that this success will springboard her onto better things to come.”