Prince Rupert dancers excel at Pacific Northwest Music Festival
Students from both of Prince Rupert's dance studios were part of the Pacific Northwest Music Festival (PNMF) in Terrace earlier this month, coming back to Prince Rupert with bragging rights.
The annual Pacific Northwest Music Festival is an opportunity for music and performing arts students to showcase their talents through a friendly competition with adjudicators to provide feedback and select winners of awards and scholarships.
Hannah Cam, an 18-year-old Spectrum City dancer, was named the festival's Most Outstanding Senior Performer, winning a $1,000 scholarship from Knights of Columbus. Cam was also awarded the highest mark for a contemporary solo, as well as the highest in a Senior Jazz solo and Senior Lyrical solo.
Spectrum's Gillian Jardim, 12, received the highest mark for her ballet musical interpretation solo, acrobatic solo and classical ballet dance and won original dance choreography.
After being invited to perform her ballet solo at the festival gala, Spectrum City Dance's Tylie Wong received an award of excellence from the judges.
Taylor Jackson from the Dance Academy of Prince Rupert earned highest marks for her variety dance solo, while Dance Academy's demi-character ballet group consisting of dancers ages eight-and-under were asked to perform"Angels" during the gala.
Lola Clouthier from Dance Academy received top marks for her Junior Jazz and Musical Theatre dance solos.
Jenny Nguyen earned the top spot for her Modern Dance solo, with Tylie Wong getting the highest marks for her Tap Dance solo.
Dance Academy students Karlie Fudger won for her Junior Lyrical solo, with younger sister Laura winning for her Song and Dance 10 and under solo.
Spectrum City Dance's Justina Venditelli received the $75 award for her Street Dance solo, as well as the Contemporary Duet or Trio with partner Jessica Bruce.