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Published: Published: May 12th, 2020

Arizona Dance Education Organization (AzDEO) Announces 2020 Dance Awardees & Scholarship Recipient

State Artistic Merit, Leadership and Academic Achievement Awardees

AzDEO is proud to announce that four students earned our state level Artistic Merit, Leadership and Academic Achievement award: Carle Schield from Highland High School, Kamryn Smith from Desert Mountain High School, Tristan Hooks from Apollo High School, and Megan Barrie from Gilbert High School.

AzDEO adjudicates a state level Artistic Merit, Leadership and Academic Achievement Award to any Arizona NHSDA High School student who applies to the National Dance Education Organization’s National Artistic Merit, Leadership and Academic Achievement Award, the highest student dance award in the nation.

These students represent the best in dance and this award highlights their exemplary hard work, and the wonderful job our high school teachers do every day. Congratulations to these students and their teachers!

Romero-Wolf Scholarship Recipient

AzDEO is honored to announced that Eric Moreno, a student at Westview High School studying dance with McKenna Streett, has been awarded the Romero-Wolf Scholarship for continued study in Dance after High School.

The scholarship is given to a student who plans on continued study of dance after high school, and 1) plays an active role in school dance program at least 2 years; 2) demonstrates growth in dance performance and quality movement; 3) exhibits overall excellence in leadership for choreography, performance and dance company and organization roles; and 4) inspires others. Eric exemplified all of these qualities as a dancer, and we are sure he will be successful in his dance career.

The Romero-Wolf was begun by Michelle Taylor of Taylor’d Dance in 2010. The Romero Wolf Scholarship honors Michelle’s mentor/teacher, Margie Wolf.  To honor the legacy that Michelle began, AzDEO is continuing to fund this scholarship.

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Published: Published: May 6th, 2019

Arizona Dance Education Organization (AzDEO) Announces 2019 State Artistic Merit, Leadership and Academic Achievement Awardees

 

AzDEO is proud to announce that ten students earned our state level Artistic Merit, Leadership and Academic Achievement award:

 

  • Alexis Jackson from Centennial High School
  • Amanda Carter from Desert Ridge High School
  • Ashley Reafleng from Valley Vista High School
  • Desiree Berry from Highland High School
  • Kamryn Smith from Desert Mountain High School
  • Inai Luevano Palomera, Jordyn Lugo, and Maire Grimes from Apollo High School
  • Kaithlyn Nathan and Sidney Torres from Washington High School.

AzDEO adjudicates a state level Artistic Merit, Leadership and Academic Achievement Award to any Arizona NHSDA High School student who applies to the National Dance Education Organization’s National Artistic Merit, Leadership and Academic Achievement Award, the highest student dance award in the nation. 

These students represent the best in dance and this award highlights their exemplary hard work, and the wonderful job our high school teachers do every day. Congratulations to the students and their teachers.

 

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Published: Published: April 1st, 2019

Celebrating Excellence in Dance Education

Tiffany White, Dance Director at Mesquite High School in Gilbert, was awarded the 2019 Katherine Lindholm Lane Arizona Dance Educator of the Year Award at the annual Arizona High School Dance Festival at Desert Ridge High School, March 2nd.  This award honors a teacher for demonstrating support for and contributing to the larger dance education community, inspiring students and colleagues through example, enthusiasm and encouragement, and advocating for quality dance education and the arts.  Tiffany truly exemplifies these characteristics in her teaching and by her involvement in the dance community. 

Tiffany White started dancing at the age of 3 in New Jersey before attending Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond where she earned her BFA in Dance & Choreography and BS in Creative Advertising. In 2013, Tiffany moved to Arizona and immediately became the Dance Director & Pom Line Coach of San Tan Foothills High School and Mountain Vista Middle School in Florence USD. She earned her Master’s in Education from University of Arizona in 2015 and is now in her 2nd year as Dance Director at Mesquite High School in the Gilbert Public School District. Tiffany has worked on the Revision Committee of the Arizona Department of Education Arts Standards and the Student Learning Objectives Assessment Team. She is the Secretary of the Arizona Dance Education Organization (AzDEO) and serves as a volunteer on the State High School Dance Festival and Professional Development Committees. She has spoke to state legislatures at AZ Arts Congress, presented work at the AZ Superintendents Association Conference, and served in a support position for the National Core Arts Standards Pilot program. Currently, Tiffany is working on her Master’s in School Counseling from Prescott College, all while taking care of her active one-year old son Jason.

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