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15 COUNTY DANCERS EARN ALL-STATE HONORS, PAIR OF SCHOOLS BRING HOME TOP AWARDS AT STATE DANCE SHOWCASE

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Twelve county high school dancers earned All-State honors, three others earned honorable mention, and two schools secured top awards at the 27th annual Maryland Public High School Dance Showcase on January 8 at Goucher College.

The following dancers were named All-State:

  • Sarah Bentov-Lagman, Annapolis High School
  • Josephine Brunner, Annapolis High School
  • Ella Foster, Old Mill High School
  • Alexxis Freidhoff, Northeast High School
  • Kelsie Hicks, Severna Park High School
  • Elizabeth Hines, Severna Park High School
  • Amy Novak, Glen Burnie High School
  • Madeline Ostenso, Annapolis High School
  • Taran Radford, Old Mill High School
  • Esther Reilly, Broadneck High School
  • Jacquelyn Sunstrom, Southern High School
  • Jordyn Walker, Broadneck High School

The following dancers were named Honorable Mention All-State:

  • Lane Dizon, Broadneck High School
  • Zoe Hall, Annapolis High School
  • Matthew Standerski, Annapolis High School

In addition to the individual honors, Broadneck and North County high schools came home with the prestigious Performance and Professionalism Awards. The award is given to the two schools that are observed during master classes and tech rehearsal and cited as being the most professional in dress, behavior, attitude toward other dancers, cohesiveness of their Dance Company, and performance qualities.

“The caliber of our dance companies and dance directors is second to none in Maryland, and I am so proud of all that they accomplished at the Showcase,” AACPS Dance Consultant Judi Fey said. “The Performance and Professionalism awards are especially exciting, because they indicate excellence both on and off the dance floor.”