Spotlight 2018 Semifinalists Announced!
Semifinal auditions were held in March-April, 2018. Grand Prize Finalists and Honorable Mentions were announced after each Semifinal audition.
ACTING Semifinalists: Zoe D'Andrea, Hannah Franklin, Kate Froemmling, Cecilia Harchegani, Rachel Johnson, Evan Klein, Lucy Krubiner, Matthew Limas, Quinn Martin, Nick Moseley*, Miles Ogron, Tali Papouchado, Natasha Partnoy, Khalil Powell, Moira Rogers and McKenna Wells
BALLET Semifinalists: Mia Benitez, Erin Blair, Nicole Denney, Bela Erlandson, Arthur Erlanson, Isabella Franco, Aviva Gelfer-Mundl, Stephen Kessler, Ashley Lew*, Carlos Alejandro Martinez Espinosa, Jacob Ray, Sophie Savas-Carstens, Taylor Tran, Lily Turner, Jessalyn Ward, Mirabelle Weinbach and Sorcha Whitley
CLASSICAL INSTRUMENTAL Semifinalists: Emily Angstreich, Sung Chi (Dorson) Chang, Kevin Cho, Sedona Farber, Samuel Glicklich, Kristi Kim*, Tyler Kim, Annette Lee, Jessica Lee, Javier Morales-Martinez, Andre Nguyen, Anoush Pogossian, Ilana Shapiro, Kevin Song, Allison To and Jenny Yoon
CLASSICAL VOICE Semifinalists: August Bagg, Caspar Carter, Yanxiao (Cathy) Chen, Alissa Goretsky*, Sage Henriksen, Olivia Iacono, Maggie Liu, Eilyssa Maclean, Niko Mancera, Julio Martinez, Michael McDermott, Claire Miranda, Ariana Prappas, Blake Stevenson, Sophia Antoinette Strobel and Julia Timmons
JAZZ INSTRUMENTAL Semifinalists: Ethan Avery, Dario Bizio, Will Brownstein, Ari Chais*, James Day, Benjamin Farahi, Jonah Goldstein, Dalton Hayse, Austin Kim, Ethan Moffitt, Jay Nelson, Caleb Ossmann, Jordan Reifkind, Jacob Shneiderman and Mark Valdes
NON-CLASSICAL DANCE Semifinalists: Maya Alvarez-Coyne, Savoy Bailey, Jaden Barba, Rylee Clark, Jordan Demary, Elizabeth Demuth, Nicole Denney, Aviva Gelfer-Mundl, Georgia Harris, Graham Higton, Lilah Horton, Mason Idler, Claire Lucas, Khalif Morgan, Marcus Sarjeant, Aria Terango and Aaliyah Zolina*
NON-CLASSICAL VOICE Semifinalists: Roberta Alaman, Cheyenne Arroyo, Siena Avila, Zoe D'Andrea, Zachary Fogel, Salima Gangani, Hannah Kanter, Jacob Kent, Kira Levin, Quinn Martin*, Aubrey Matalon, Olivia Morgan, Katelyn Robinson, Olivia Rybus, Finnian Sagal and Valentina Shelton
Spotlight Merit Award Winners!
Our judges recognized Preliminary students who inspired them by their commitment and dedication to their art form. Students in each category were selected to receive a cash scholarship.
Acting: Juliana Cuevas, Moises Garcia, Lucas Grenda, Myah Lumford and Maya Ordonez
Ballet: Santiago Bedoya, Luna Hoetzel, Silvi Lybbert, Christine Marabella, Bradley Moon and Leslie Parada
Classical Instrumental: Andrew Chang, Scott Quirk, Anne Liu, Eunice Lee and Qiaorong Ma
Classical Voice: Marita Bos-Villalobos, Ryder McDaniel, Elizabeth Minerman, Brendan Reeves and Dylan Stewart
Jazz Instrumental: Jesse Eads, Stone LaVelle, Alex Lui, Leo Major, Gianna Pedregon and Risa Schapiro
Non-Classical Dance: Eli Caballero, Hillary Estreicher, Delilah Farrell, Miranda Murillo and Gabby Rosales
Non-Classical Voice: Sahai Lara, Julian Naremore, Imani Oglesby, Madeline Rahn and Ashley Romero