Akhmedova Ballet Academy of Silver Spring won several awards Jan. 24 in the Pittsburgh Youth America Grand Prix semifinals ballet competition.
The academy won first place for Outstanding School, third in the ensemble category and second in the solo category.
The students will next head to New York City on April 3 to compete in the Youth America Grand Prix finals.
The ballet competition is held annually and awards more than $250,000 in scholarships to dance schools worldwide, according to a news release.
Akhmedova Ballet Academy will be present its spring performance May 30 at the Montgomery College Cultural Arts Center on the Silver Spring-Takoma Park campus.