2018 Participants

Kimberly Marquez


City: Bakersfield

College Preference: UC Irvine or CSU Long Beach

Career Goals:

Talent: Ballet Variation (Variation from Paquita, by Petipa)

Elizabeth Dutch


City: Calhoun

College Preference: Florida State Univ. or Carnegie Mellon Univ.

Career Goals: Perform on Broadway

Talent: Vocal Performance (Forget About the Boy, by From the musical Thoroughly Modern Millie)

Elena Rippeon


City: Westminster

College Preference: Duke, Johns Hopkins, or Auburn University

Career Goals: Neural Engineering

Talent: Clarinet (Weber Concertino, by Carl Maria von Weber)

Melanie Taylor


City: Birmingham

College Preference: Columbia University

Career Goals: Attorney

Talent: Original Poetry (The Gracefully Erased, by Melanie Taylor)

Gianna Rucki


City: Lakeville

College Preference: Arizona State University

Career Goals: Business Administration and Political Science

Talent: Vocal Presentation (You've Got A Friend, by Carole King)

Abigail Musser


City: Starkville

College Preference: Georgia Institute of Technology

Career Goals: Environmental Engineer

Talent: Violin (Csardas, by V. Monti (edited by Richard Czerwonky))

Simeon Saub


City: Omaha

College Preference: University of Missouri Kansas City

Career Goals: Professional ballet dancer

Talent: Contemporary Pointe Dance (Athena Goddess of War, by Mary Lorraine Miller)

Leah Humble


City: Sevierville

College Preference: University of Alabama

Career Goals: Cultural analysis

Talent: Tap Dance  (Great Balls of Fire, by Jerry Lee Lewis)

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