Pictured from left, top row: Samantha Balbi, Tia Stone, Lauren Halle, Ava Reinhart, Kaetlyn Andrews. Middle row: Jessica Sosnowski, Panorea Tsoukalos, Evelyn Chadbourn, Taylor Lundfelt. Bottom row: Melania Frias, Londyn Hume, Ariana Frias.
Images in Dance students achieved excellent ratings at the Star System National Talent Competition last month in Rochester. They competed against dancers from throughout Western New York and Canada.
Among the 17 top performances included a routine by Batavia High School Senior Taylor Sanders, who achieved Platinum and was named First Overall dancer of her division. Taylor, the daughter of Gerry and Lynn Sanders, of Batavia, will be attending Niagara University in the fall and intends to continue with her dance opportunities while studying Pre-Medicine. Another top performer, Amanda Boss, the daughter of Dan and Sue Boss, of Pembroke, will be attending Genesee Community College in the fall. She intends to continue her dance career while studying Health Studies at GCC.
Highlights of the Rochester event included:
Amanda Boss -- Elite High Gold and 4th Overall
Ariana Frias -- Elite High Gold and 10th Overall
Melania Frias -- Platinum and 3rd Overall
Tia Stone -- Elite High Gold and 8th Overall
Samantha Balbi -- High Gold
Panorea Tsoukalos -- Elite High Gold and 1st Place
Lauren Halle and Ava Reinhart -- Duet Elite High Gold
Taylor Sanders and Amanda Boss -- Duet Platinum and Platinum and 1st Overall
Road Trip & We've Got The Beat (Twinkle Team) -- 2 Elite High Golds
Up, Vacation & Jai Ho (Juniors) -- 3 Elite High Golds
Wrecking Ball (Teens/Akron) -- High Gold and 3rd Overall
Breath of Life (Teens/Perry) -- High Gold
Images in Dance owner Robin Cotler will coordinate two additional competition opportunities for her students this spring. All dance routines will be performed at the Images in Dance recitals. Recital dates are posted in our newsletter at imagesindance.com