Talea Haines, Eva Gearhart, Adelaide King and Shyan Simpson all won Musical Theatre scholarships.
Abby Chapman and Kallie Ford won Hip Hop scholarships.
Lindsey Gierula and Kate Goundry won Tap scholarships.
Jasmine Bradley, Hayley Winkler and Sonya Simkin won Jazz/Contemporary scholarships.
Olivia Wilkison, Ella Scholz and Bradley Garcia won VIP scholarships!
Congratulations to Academy dancer Ella Scholz for being chosen an All-State dancer! Come see Ella and the rest of the AFA dancers perform in the Maryland State Dance Showcase at Goucher Collage on January 5th
Former student, Franki Graham and current Instructor, Jeanna Riscigno are co artistic directors of LucidBeings Dance Company. The two are jointly compelled in their pursuit to awaken a collective awareness of what it means to exist. Dance, as a form of communication, gives the intangible shape and embodies a collective understanding of ideas and experiences. Using phrases of movement to insight empathy, performances can become a catalyst for promoting compassion. LucidBeings is impelled by the desire to break open the Self and recognize the way thoughts, choices, and energies impact all beings. Check out their website www.lucidbeingsdance.com to learn more about the company and this season’s performance schedule- they will be coming to Frederick in April!!
Congratulations to our 2017 Scholarship Winners!
Overall – Eva Gearhart
Ballet – Rylie Berzinski & Nora Thompson
Tap – Kate Goundry & Willow Stewart
Hip Hop – Sydney Winkler & Jordan Pritchett
Jazz – Sonya Simkin & Mia Martinez
Contemporary – Isabel Perera & Joy Campbell
Acting – Greysen Simmons & Sydney Walton
Gymnastics – Aubrey Mostowski & Yanira Gomez
Spirit of 24/7 – Sydney Winkler & Lauren Tanner
Musical Theater Camp – Samantha Bailey & Delaney Yablon
Courtney Muse Scholarship – Katie King & Zoe Collins
Summer 12+ – Katelyn Davis & Chloe Ford
Summer 11 – Claire Stevenson & Cameron Nichols
Extreme 14 – Anyaé Glover & Karlie Hertzberg
Congratulations to Olivia Wilkison on receiving a jazz tuition scholarship to the Joffrey Ballet School. Olivia auditioned and they saw and took notice of her amazing talent and qualities. She has an exciting summer ahead of her.
Catherine Marrone performed at the 58th Presidential Inauguration Welcome Celebration in Washington D.C. alongside 27 of her teammates of The American Tap Company. The team performed a 5-minute dance called “American Pride” which was a mashup of patriotic songs. After performing, Catherine and her company was escorted to VIP seating for the Celebration where there were performers such as Toby Keith and Lee Greenwood and was heard President-elect Donald Trump speak. Catherine enjoyed every moment of this incredible experience.
WORLD TAP CHAMPIONS
Riley Korrell and Catherine Marrone represented the United States as members of the American Tap Company at the World Tap Championships in Riesa, Germany. The team competed against dancers from approximately 30 different countries. Riley competed a solo and a duet with Catherine. His solo placed 5th in the world. Riley and Catherine’s duet “Swing Set” placed 7th in the world. Catherine also competed in a large formation group called “On Your Feet” which placed 4th in the world and a small group called “Libertango” which placed 2nd in the world, receiving a silver medal.
The team faced some complications on their journey to the “Olympics for tap dance” when their flights to Germany were cancelled. Thankfully, United Airlines stepped up and got The American Tap Company to Germany for this extraordinary event.
Congratulations to our 2016/2017 scholarship winners!
- Overall Scholarship- Avery Meinke Ballet – Katie Calvo & Rylie Berzinski
- Tap – Dylan Gibb & Natalia Cardona
- Hip Hop – Taylor Garrish & T’Neisha Johnson Jazz – Hayley Winkler & Maden Schimel
- Contemporary – Bradley Garcia & Marla Rowley
- Acting – Zoie Higgs & Shelby Gibb
- Gymnastics – Olivia Wilkison & Janiah Budd
- Spirit of 24/7 – Kate Goundry & Shannon Larson
- Musical Theater Camp – Gracie Guzman & Hannah-Mae Burnette
- Courtney Muse Scholarship – Ben Davis & Sophia Brusco
- Summer 12+ – Christy Powell, Joy Campbell
- Summer 11 – Natisha Shaikh & Rayna Spriggs
- Extreme 14 – Dani Thompson& Samantha Bailey
Warfield Family Scholarship
- K- 3rd Grade
- 1st Nora Thompson $ 200
- 2nd Shyan Simpson $ 50
- 3rd- 5th Grade
- 1st Rylie Berzinski$ 200
- 2nd Lillian Holden$ 50
- 6th-8th Grade
- 1st Amaree Tedder$ 200
- 2nd Lauren Banks$ 50
- 9th-12th Grade
- 1st Zachary Bryant$ 200
- 2nd Tayor Vogel$ 50
Taylor Shay is proud to serve as Miss Annapolis Preteen 2016. During her reign she has provided community service support to non profit organizations such as Hagerstown Area Police Athletic League, YMCA Daycare, Racine Multisports just to name a few and will be serving for Brook Lane Glow Run and Krumpe’s Donut Alley Rally 5K in the weeks to come. In addition, her personal community platform focuses on a “Readers are Leaders” program emphasizing early reading intervention and Dyslexia Awareness. Taylor will crown her successor in January of 2017 and plans to continue her journey in the Miss America Program competing for an opportunity to represent a local community as an Outstanding Teen at the Miss Maryland Scholarship Program in the summer of 2017.
Taylor is a member of the Northern Middle School Women’s Ensemble, 2016/17 Madrigals, and a honor roll student. She has also had the privilege to perform in Annie in 2014 at the Maryland Theater and The Christmas Experience at Antietam Recreation in 2015.
Marina has been cast as “Martha” in “A Christmas Carol” at Ford’s Theater in Washington DC. Shows run from mid-November through December 31st. For more info, please see the following website: A Christmas Carol.
After graduating from Towson University with degrees in Dance, Business Management, and e-Business, I was offered positions in Alternative Dance Project’s debut show and Christopher K Morgan & Artists 5th Anniversary Concert. In February I was signed with Movement Talent Agency and moved to Los Angeles in June to pursue commercial and concert dance. In addition to dancing and auditioning in LA, I’m also an instructor at Pure Barre Malibu and teaching at a dance studio.