Portland2Dancers from Pro Arte Centre attended the New York City Dance Alliance Convention in Vancouver, Washington this past weekend.  This has been an annual event over the last six years in which our community has been able to participate in the much larger dance world south of the border.  With a number of well-known faculty from New York and across the USA, our dancers greatly benefit from the teaching and experience of working with individuals outside of the Lower Mainland.

Part of the event is a competition in which groups, solos and duos are provided the opportunity to be seen with and by their peers.  This year, as in the past, we are pleased and proud to be able to report on the successes of our students!

Contemporary Group — Junior Overall High School, Outstanding Concept & Critics Choice Award including invitation to the National Finals in New York City
Lyrical Group – First Overall Lyrical and Outstanding Interpretation
Jazz Group — Fourth Overall Extended Line and Outstanding Energy

Lauren Middlemass – Solo First Overall Teen
Katrina McKinnon – Solo Fourth Overall Teen
Danielle Lee Hogervorst — Solo Seventh Overall Senior

Asia Sinnes & Danielle Lee Hogervorst – Duo Second Overall Senior

Regional Convention Scholarships for Ballet:

  • Hannah Jussinoja
  • Megan Hendricks
  • Grace Byman
  • Kasia Nyland

Future Star Scholarship

  • Sasha Slater

Summer Dance Intensive Triple Threat Scholarship

  • Lauren Middlemass

Friday Night Session Scholarship

  • Ethan Ponton

Complexions Summer Intensive  Scholarship

  • Asia SInnes

Outstanding Dancer Awards

  • Isabella Pavelescu
  • Lauren Middlemass
  • Katrina McKinnon
  • Ethan Ponton
  • Asia SInnes
  • Danielle Lee Hogervorst
  • Laura Renstad