Jay Ledford, age 17, of Milford, a dancer from First State Dance Academy & Delaware Dance Alliance, was accepted to the Kirov Academy of Ballet in Washington, D.C., on an artistic scholarship for the year-round program his senior year of high school and offered a position in the Junior Company of the Kirov.

Ledford will finish out his training at the Kirov Academy. His previous training was with Elena Manakhava, Salisbury and Pittsburgh Ballet's year-round program, along with various summer intensives.