2019 Participants

Kyla Mathner

Alabama

City: Enterprise

College Preference: Auburn University

Career Goals: Surgical Physician Assistant

Talent: Dance (Contemporary Acro) (This is Me, by Keala Settle)

Emma Broyles

Alaska

City: Anchorage

College Preference: Arizona State University, University of Alabama

Career Goals: Otorhinolaryngologist, Speech Language Pathologist

Talent: Vocal Performance (Quando M'en Vo', by Puccini )

Grace Zhang

Arizona

City: Chandler

College Preference: Stanford

Career Goals: Cybersecurity

Talent: Viola (Élégie Opus 24, by Gabriel Faure)

Ciara Callicott

Arkansas

City: Little Rock

College Preference: Vanderbilt

Career Goals: Law Enforcement/Politics

Talent: Contemporary Dance  (Glory , by John Legend )

Audrey Hsu

California

City: Cerritos

College Preference: University of Pennsylvania (UPenn), Harvard

Career Goals: Business Management

Talent: Chinese Dance (River Goddess, by Ling Jin)

Taryn Sebba

Colorado

City: Fort Collins

College Preference: University of Oxford

Career Goals: State Department, UN, or Embassy

Talent: Musical Theatre ("Blue Skies", by Irving Berlin)

Taylor Richardson

Delaware

City: New Castle

College Preference: Spelman college

Career Goals: Dance Movement Therapist, Psychology Doctorate

Talent: Dance  (, by Jessie J)

Savannah Stanley

Georgia

City: Rydal

College Preference: University of Georgia

Career Goals: International Business

Talent: Musical Theatre  (Journey to the Past from Anastasia , by Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty)

Eden Chun

Hawaii

City: Honolulu

College Preference: Yale University

Career Goals: International Relations

Talent: Contemporary dance en pointe (, by Minou Lallemond)

Grace Christensen

Idaho

City: Shelley

College Preference: Utah State University

Career Goals: Violin Performance, Music Education

Talent: Fiddle Solo  (Compilation , by Grace Christensen)

Dora Guo

Illinois

City: Vernon Hills

College Preference: Barnard College

Career Goals: Public Policy

Talent: Chinese Folk Dance (The Solitary Moon, by Lu Hao)

Maya Shah

Iowa

City: Clive

College Preference: Undecided

Career Goals: Neurosurgeon

Talent: Classical Kathak dance  (Taal se taal mila, by A.R. Rahman )

Josie Albin

Kansas

City: Kingman

College Preference: Liberty University

Career Goals: Business and Digital Media

Talent: Weightlifting 

Riley Fort

Kentucky

City: Hopkinsville

College Preference: University of Kentucky or Centre College

Career Goals: Dermatologist or Gynecologist

Talent: Musical Theatre (Somewhere Over the Rainbow, by The Wizard of Oz)

Sarah Katherine McCallum

Louisiana

City: Farmerville

College Preference: Louisiana State University

Career Goals: Degree in History & Vocal music, then a JD

Talent: Vocal Performance (Climb Every Mountain, by Rodgers & Hammerstein)

Madison Jandreau

Maine

City: Caribou

College Preference: Boston College

Career Goals: Doctor

Talent: Dance (Fire on Fire, by Sam Smith)

Kara Iwanowski

Maryland

City: Bel Air

College Preference: Princeton, Northwestern

Career Goals: Collaborative pianist, PhD in Music ed

Talent: Piano Performance (Northern Lights, by Elizabeth Borowsky)

Mina Liang

Massachusetts

City: Amherst

College Preference: Yale University, Williams College

Career Goals: Economics, Psychology

Talent: Violin (Meditation from Thais , by Massenet)

Brianna Patel

Michigan

City: Novi

College Preference: University of Michigan

Career Goals: Business or Medicine

Talent: Lyrical Dance (The Light that Never Fails By: Andra Day, by Julie Hughes)

Mya Hillerud

Minnesota

City: Eagan

College Preference: Gustavus Adolphus

Career Goals: Healthcare

Talent: Piano (Irene Adler's Theme from BBC's Sherlock, by )

Lori Feng

Mississippi

City: Starkville

College Preference: University of Pennsylvania (Wharton)

Career Goals: Running a Social Enterprise

Talent: Piano (Etude No.1, by Franz Liszt)

Rachel Jakovac

Montana

City: Helena

College Preference: University of Southern California

Career Goals: International business executive

Talent: Pointe and Piano Fusion (Solfeggio, by C.P.E. Bach)

Hanna Pohlmann

Nebraska

City: Kennard

College Preference: Texas Christian University

Career Goals: Physician

Talent: Jazz Dance  (Vibe, by )

Julia Coryea

New Hampshire

City: Salem

College Preference: Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Career Goals: Biomedical Engineering

Talent: Tap Dancing (Footloose, by JaneDear Girls)

Anna Ma

New Jersey

City: Manalapan

College Preference: Wesleyan University

Career Goals: American Politics

Talent: Speaking ("On Us”, by Self-Written)

Ashley Purcella

New Mexico

City: Albuquerque

College Preference: University of Alabama

Career Goals: Green Design Architect/Urban Designer

Talent: Lyrical Dance en Pointe (Crystallize, by )

Alison Parish

New York

City: Bronx

College Preference: Princeton University

Career Goals: Doctor

Talent: Vocal Performance (You Raise Me Up, by Rolf Lovland & Brendan Graham)

Grace Stanek

North Carolina

City: Asheville

College Preference: Wake Forest/ Notre Dame/ Washington and Lee

Career Goals: Business Management and Marketing

Talent: Lyrical Dance  (Moments , by Kelsey Lee)

Esofi Nunyi

North Dakota

City: West Fargo

College Preference: University of Maryland

Career Goals: Pediatrician

Talent: Vocal Performance  (Diamonds , by Rihanna)

Olivia Fosson

Ohio

City: Kitts Hill

College Preference: Baldwin Wallace University

Career Goals: BFA Music Theatre, BA Business Administration

Talent: Vocal Piece (Batti, Batti, o bel Masetto , by Mozart)

Evelyn Smith

Oklahoma

City: Oklahoma City

College Preference: Brown University

Career Goals: Become a Civil RIghts Attorney

Talent: Lyrical Dance (Rise Up, by Andre Day)

Sarah White

Oregon

City: Portland

College Preference: University of South Carolina

Career Goals: Chief Executive Officer

Talent: Tap Dance (Something Big, by Shawn Mendes)

Angelina Domenick

Pennsylvania

City: New Castle

College Preference: University of Pittsburgh

Career Goals: Pharmacist

Talent: Dance (Can’t Help Falling in Love, by Haley Reinhart)

Bailey Campbell

Rhode Island

City: North Providence

College Preference: Sacred Heart University

Career Goals: Pediatric Physical Therapist

Talent: Dance  (One and Only by Adele, by Choreographed by Jennifer Gillis)

Carsyn Leigh Barbary

South Carolina

City: Greenville

College Preference: Clemson University

Career Goals: Communications (Sports Broadcasting)

Talent: Jazz Dance (This Is Me (The Greatest Showman), by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul)

Rachel Brady

South Dakota

City: Vermillion

College Preference: University of Alabama

Career Goals: Major in Exercise Science

Talent: Baton Twirling (A Little Party Never Killed Nobody, by Fergie )

Madison Dochety

Tennessee

City: Tullahoma

College Preference: University of Tennessee Knoxville

Career Goals: Biomedical Engineering

Talent: Vocal Performance (A Million Dreams, by Benj Pasek)

Claire Zhou

Texas

City: Sugar Land

College Preference: Harvard College, Stanford University

Career Goals: Academia

Talent: Contemporary Dance (Thursday, by Jess Glynne)

Sarah Sun

Utah

City: Salt Lake City

College Preference: University of Pennsylvania

Career Goals: Social Entrepreneur; Hedge Fund Manager

Talent: Piano (La Campanella, by Franz Liszt )

Olivia Lamphere

Vermont

City: Saint Albans

College Preference: McDaniel College, UNH

Career Goals: Psychotherapist

Talent: Dance (The Lonely, by Christina Perri)

Savannah Sides

Virginia

City: Leesburg

College Preference: Florida State University

Career Goals: Medical Field

Talent: Dance-Jazz (Turn the Beat Around - Gloria Stephan, by Savannah Sides-Choreography)

Tayma Vanek

Washington

City: Colfax

College Preference: Southern Virginia University

Career Goals: High School Mental Health Counselor

Talent: Playing the piano (Waterfall, by Jon Schmidt)

Anastasia Jones-Burdick

West Virginia

City: Huntington

College Preference: University of Georgia or Vanderbilt University

Career Goals: Physician with political aspirations

Talent: Musical Theatre Dance (Mad Hatter, by Linda Eder choreographed by Marlo Preston)

Amy Keane

Wisconsin

City: Waukesha

College Preference: Wheaton College

Career Goals: Physician

Talent: Gymnastics/Dance (Work This Body, by Walk the Moon)

Hazel Homer-Wambeam

Wyoming

City: Laramie

College Preference: University of Wyoming

Career Goals: Education and the Arts

Talent: Singing, Acting, and Dancing (Death is just around the Corner from The Addams Family the Musical, by Andrew Lippa)

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