Spotlight 2019 Semifinalists Announced!
Semifinal auditions were held in March-April, 2019. Grand Prize Finalists and Honorable Mentions were announced after each Semifinal audition.
ACTING Semifinalists: Adina Aaron, August Bagg, Bene't Benton, Alyssa Carol, Isley Duarte, Mylah Eaton, Louie Gallagher, Carly Godoy, Fletcher Jones, Evan Klein, Jackson Lewis, Sophia Macy, Gerardo Navarro*, Blanca Pallini, Laila Stewart, Daniel Velez
BALLET Semifinalists: Jacob Alvarado, Mia Benitez, Erin Blair, Bella Do, Arthur Erlanson, Andrea Hernández, Petra Johnson, Stephen Kessler, Chloe Kinzler, Margaret Mothersbaugh, Leslie Parada, Darrion Sellman, Taylor Tran, Lily Turner, Hailey Vivers, Jessalyn Ward*
CLASSICAL INSTRUMENTAL Semifinalists: Yejin Ahn, Gabriela Beltran, Kevin Cho*, Patill Daghlian, Alexander Fried, Albert Gang, Michael Groner, Max Hammond, William Ju, Shengyu Meng, Tristan Paradee, Andy Park, Claire Park, Anoush Pogossian, Andrew Shi
CLASSICAL VOICE Semifinalists: Amelia Aguilar, Dilay Akcora, Grace Bernard*, Lydia Brown, Cathy Chen, Rosiana Falzon, Abby Lange, Skylar Lehr-Bryant, Chaney Lieberman, Maggie Liu, Eilyssa MacLean, Rena Maduro, Julio Martinez, Zoe Martinez, Demmi Ross, Angie Villela
JAZZ INSTRUMENTAL Semifinalists: Ethan Avery, Mark Beebe, Dario Bizio, William Brownstein, Kai Burns, Juan Carballo, Benjamin Conn, Jordan DeTiege, Tiger Diep, Dalton Hayse*, David Lee, Alex Lui, Leo Major, Gianna Pedregon, Brooklyn Schmidt
NON-CLASSICAL DANCE Semifinalists: Emmy Cheung, Maya Coyne, Jordan Demary, Arthur Erlanson, Thomas Fekete, Georgia Harris, Lilah Horton, Petra Johnson, Courtney Muna-Greer, Kayla Murray, Megan Prout, Zackary Sommer, Madison Tanguay, Taylor Tran, Jessalyn Ward*, Aaliyah Zolina
NON-CLASSICAL VOICE Semifinalists: Adina Aaron, Geronimo Angel, Cheyenne Arroyo, Ava Maybee Cardoso-Smith, Glory Curda, Joann Gilliam, Sam Herbert, Jaden Lewis, Julio Martinez, Sage McNeely, Gerardo Navarro, Hannah Nordberg, Erica Riray, Daisy Tye, Lucas Wurman, Allison Ye*
(Semifinalists listed alphabetically) *Honorable Mentions
Spotlight 2019 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: Paloma Avila, Maya Enrequez, Anahi Lemus, Natalia Rodriguez, Tyla Uzo
BALLET: Kaprice Glen, Aimee Le, Bradley Moon, Keara Nichols, Jana Faye Teruel
CLASSICAL INSTRUMENTAL: Hannah Roth, Daichi Sakai, Celine Chen, Dominik Yoder, Audrey Park
CLASSICAL VOICE: Sabrina Chen, Sofia Cohen, Rachel Lamell, Brendan Reeves, Matthew Thayer
JAZZ: Kali Flanagan, Eli Kelsch, Jaden Kim, Edward Sarabia, Bennett Wyler
NON-CLASSICAL DANCE: Jacob Kurihara, Joseph Lesher-Liao, Brooke Masters, Trevor McConnaughey, Darrion Sellman
NON-CLASSICAL VOICE: Eugene Boyd, Mason Fessenden, Fletcher Jones, Carmella Manapat, Alan Rodriguez