Congratulations to last year's Spotlight Semifinalists!
Semifinal auditions were held in March-April, 2017. Finalists were announced after each Semifinal.
Acting Semifinalists: Pictured top row (left to right): Arjang Mahdavi, Royce Lundquist, Julia Goldberg, Summer Ainsworth*, Adina Aaron, Camille Umoff, Anika Ramlo, Austin Kelly, and Samuel Christian. Bottom row (left to right): Danielle Fish, Shirley Chen, Hollis Dohr, Hannah Franklin, Natasha Partnoy, Laila Stewart, and Elija Hall.
Ballet Semifinalists: Pictured top row (left to right): Diana Gallegos, Jordan Coutts, Madeline Czekaj, Tate Lee*, Kamala Saara McDaniels, Diego Altamirano, Camden Foster, Eila Neuroth, and Lauren Hunter. Bottom row (left to right): Aviva Gelfer-Mundl, Moorea Pike, Olivia Brothers, Eliana Vogel, Isabella Franco, Isabella Seo and Nicole Denney.
Classical Instrumental Semifinalists: Pictured top row (left to right): Victor Shlyakhtenko, Cole Davis, Tristan Paradee, Javier Morales*, Jenny Bahk, Andrew Sung, Sung Chi (Dorson) Chang, Nathan Le, and Yan Fang. Bottom row (left to right): Aileen Chung, Cara Pogossian, Annette Lee, Elizabeth Zietz, Jamie Kim, Ilana Shapiro, and Madeleine Hammer.
Classical Voice Semifinalists: Pictured top row (left to right): Michael McDermott, Daniel Sanchez, Nathan Vasquez, Blake Stevenson, Aidan Moravec, and Cory Accardo. Bottom row (left to right): Olivia Iacono, Marita Bos-Villalobos*, Sarah Chen, Jeannine Bauer, Haley Varela, Elyse Johnson, and Breanna Flores. Not pictured: Andrew Pringle, Brian Munoz.
Jazz Instrumental Semifinalists: Pictured top row (left to right): Mark Valdes, James Day, Benjamin Farahi, Jordan Reifkind*, William Brandt, Ari Chais, Jay Nelson, Maxwell Rohde, and Maxwell Beck. Bottom row (left to right): Vincent Le, Austin Kim, Spencer Lemann, Anna Abondolo, Ethan Moffitt, Andrew Brems, and Alex Scher.
Non-Classical Dance Semifinals: Pictured top row (left to right): Joshua Alvarez, Nicole Denney, Georgia Harris, Maasai Piliavin-Godwin, Emily Eckert, Mason Idler, Taylor Kurtz, Gabriel De Guzman. Bottom row (left to right): Sophia Frilot, Bella Allen, Lauren Shaw, Hannahlei Cabanilla*, Lucinda Vallely, Erin Blair and Tatum Ramsey. Not pictured: Nola Gibson.
Non-Classical Voice Semifinalist: Pictured top row (left to right): Valentina Shelton, Shaila Essley, Brighton Thomas, Elizabeth Gaba, Adrian Villegas, Sofia Gonzalez*, Camille Umoff and Roberta Alaman. Bottom row, (left to right): Katelyn Hunter Robinson, Anilee List, Hannah Kanter, Justine Rafael, Karis Brizendine, Caroline Bachman, and Adriana De Santiago. Not pictured: Joseph Silva.
* HONORABLE MENTION
Spotlight 2017 Promise Award Winners!
Our judges recognized Preliminary students who inspired them by their commitment and dedication to their art form. Five students in each category were selected to receive a cash scholarship.
Acting: Nina Cereno, Eli Harris, Lucy Krubiner, Lauren Oseas, Aubrey Schoeman
Ballet: Mia Benitez, Lena Harris, Aitana Jordan, Talia Lebowitz, Silvi Lybbert, Emma Mertens, Jacob Ray, Taylor Tran
Classical Instrumental: Andrew Chang, Arin Sarkissian, Allison To, Kristi Kim, Emma Lee,
Classical Voice: Skylar Lehr-Bryant, Liana Leininger, Rena Maduro, Emma Will, Madison Wright
Jazz Instrumental: Randy Carrion, Joey Curreri, Ben Hara, Jason Picker, Matthew Valencia,
Non-Classical Dance: Ruben Andres Castillo Gomez, AuDrya Clayton, Joseph Lesher-Liao, Kamala Saara McDaniels, Zachariah Molton
Non-Classical Voice: Zoe D'Andrea, Sophia Dion, Austin Kelly, Brian Munoz, Sophia Wackerman