»Department Honors & Awards

The following students have earned accolades for their performances in the Department of Dance, onstage and off:

+-Department of Dance – 2013/14 Awards

Outstanding Freshman of the Year
Hannah Beddow
Spencer Biggs
Matthew Kubitz

“Behind The Curtain” – Outstanding Contribution Without Wearing Tights
Joseph Chantry
Sasha Dee Dayoan
Becca Holtz

Quiet Excellence
Kelsey Cena
Rachel Leitson

“Stepping Up” – Special Recognition for Exceptional Contribution as an Understudy
Elena Espinosa
Dominic Eustes
Cristina McKeever

Outstanding Participation in American Celebration
Christopher Babcock, Allison Burke, Christopher Carvalho, Joseph Chantry, Sasha Dee Dayoan, Amanda Dray, Jonathan Fors, and Jessica Gold

“Seize the Moment” – Recognized Leadership in a Student Organization
Christopher Babcock
Sasha Dee Dayoan

110% Award
Allison Burke

Most Improved
Christopher Babcock

Department Honors
Christopher Babcock, Gabriella Bruno, Allison Burke, Christopher Carvalho, Joseph Chantry, Jacqueline Dew, Jessica Gold, Rebecca Holtz, Rachael Leitson, Brooklynn Reeves, and Amanda Reichert

National Honor Society in Dance Arts
Jonathan Fors, Jacqueline Dew, Blaire Ostendorf, Sasha Dee Dayoan, Gabriella Bruno, Amanda Reichert, Alisa Guardiola, Chris Carvalho, Becca Holtz, Allison Burke, Christopher Babcock, Jessica Gold, Brittany Jones, Taylor Greer, and Joseph Chantry

Academic Excellence in all Areas of Study
Jacqueline Dew
Brooklynn Reeves

Outstanding Choreographer in Works In Progress Concert
Sammuel DeAngelo
Andrew Lawson
Dominic Eustes
Kelli Taggart

Outstanding Choreographer in Concert Intime
Taylor Greer
Sasha Dee Dayoan

Outstanding Choreographer in Spring Dance Concert
Alisa Guardiola
Taylor Keeley

Outstanding Performance Award
Leah Dugas, Alisa Guardiola, Becca Holtz, Tawny Andersson, Blaire Ostendorf, Michaela Pickett, Alanna Seitz, Samantha Cantoria, Daisy Mohrman, Taylor Keeley, Joseph Chantry, Allison Burke, Chris Babcock, Rachael Leitson, Chris Carvalho, Amanda Dray, and Jake Waiblinger

Outstanding Artistry Award
Joseph Chantry
Amanda Dray

Fannie Kalis Award
Leah Dugas
Amanda Sullivan

Donna Cucunato Award
Christopher Carvalho
Amanda Reichert

+-Department of Dance – 2012/13 Awards

Outstanding Freshman of the Year
Sophia Dawidoff
Dominic Eustes
Rachael Hyer

“Behind The Curtain” – Outstanding Contribution Without Wearing Tights
Chris Carvalho
Sasha Dee Dayoan
Amanda Sullivan
Alexi Theodore

Quiet Excellence
Michaela Pickett
Amanda Reichert

“Stepping Up” – Special Recognition for Exceptional Contribution as an Understudy
Kelsey Cena
Shelby LaRosa

Outstanding Participation in American Celebration
Ellen Akashi, David Bagley,  Samantha DeDolph,  Keila Halili,  Caitlin Johnson,  Shelby LaRosa,  Derek Nemechek, and Katy Talon

“Seize the Moment” – Recognized Leadership in a Student Organization
Chris Babcock
Sasha Dee Dayoan
Molly Myers
Kristen Robinson

Department Honors
Ellen Akashi, Emily Duncan, Taryn Ka’iulani, Shelby LaRosa, Brittani Rooney, Alexi Theodore, and Teal Thomsen

National Honor Society in Dance Arts
Ellen Akashi, Noel Anaya, Emily Duncan, Allison Fletcher, Keila Halili, Liz Holtz, Natalie Iscovich, Caitlin Johnson, Taryn Ka’iulani, Shelby La Rosa, Gaby Longoria, Molly Myers, Kristen Robinson, Brittani Rooney, and Alexi Theodore

Academic Excellence in all Areas of Study
Emily Duncan
Taryn Ka’iulani

Outstanding Choreographer in Works In Progress Concert
Belinda Adam
Amanda Sullivan

Outstanding Choreographer in Concert Intime
Alisa Guardiola
Liz Holtz

Outstanding Choreographer in Spring Dance Concert
David K. Bagley
Emily Duncan

Outstanding Performance Award
Tawny Andersson, Allison Burke, Chris Carvalho, Joe Chantry, Mandy Dray, Allison Fletcher, Jonathan Fors, Liz Holtz, Caitlin Johnson, Andy Lawson, Rachael Leitson, Gabrielle Longoria, Molly Myers, Derek Nemechek, Brittani Rooney, Katy Talon, and Cole Thongnuam

“Outside the Box” Award
Allison Fletcher

Fannie Kalis Award
Sasha Dee Dayoan

Donna Cucunato Award
Ellen Akashi
Natalie Iscovich

+-Department of Dance – 2011/12 Awards

Outstanding Freshman of the Year
Chloe Albin
Amanda Sullivan

"Phoenix Award" - Successfully Overcoming Obstacles to Achieve Excellence in Dance
Alisa Guardiola

“Behind The Curtain” – Outstanding Contribution Without Wearing Tights
Monica Mordaunt

“Seize the Moment” – Recognized Leadership in a Student Organization
Sarah Sheade

Outstanding Contribution
Tawny Anderson
Alisa Illo
Victoria Pizzo
Alanna Seitz

Outstanding Participation in American Celebration
Jordan Krinke, Alan Lee, Keely Misenheimer, Monica Mordaunt, Daniel Ortiz, Krista Rotondo, Avalon Ray and Jennifer Sicard

Quiet Excellence
Whitney Kofford
Emily Duncan
Sasha Dee Dayoan

Academic Excellence in all Areas of Study
Lauren Benke

Outstanding Choreographer in Works in Progress Concert
Jonathan Fors
Shelby Larosa

Outstanding Choreographer in Concert Intime
Whitney Kofford
Molly Myers

Outstanding Choreographer in Spring Dance Concert
Shannon Mueller
Rena Nishijima

Special Choreographic Distinction Award
Samantha Sobash

Outstanding Performance
Ellen Akashi, Chris Carvalho, Sami Dedolph, Mandy Dray, Allison Fletcher, Elyse Frelinger, Alison Ingelstrom, Natalie Iscovich, Caitlin Johnson, Jordan Krinke, Keely Misenhimer, Molly Myers, Derek Nemechek, Michaela Pickett, and Nick Shopoff

Outstanding Ensemble Award
Chloe Albin, Haylee Barber, Brandon Beltran, Leah Dugas, Kristen Mabry, and Kelli Taggart

Donna Cucunato Award
Elyse Frelinger

Department Honors
Lauren Benke, Kylie Chilton, Elyse Frelinger, Alison Ingelstrom, Whitney Kofford, Jordan Krinke, Keely Misenheimer, Monica Mordaunt, Shannon Mueller, Rena Nishijima, Krista Rotondo, Sarah Sheade, Samantha Sobash

+-Department of Dance – 2010/11 Awards

Outstanding Freshman of the Year
Chris Babcock
Mandy Dray
Alisa Guardiola

“Behind The Curtain” – Outstanding Contribution Without Wearing Tights
Kelley Brown
Shannon Mueller
Sarah Sheade

“Seize the Moment” – Recognized Leadership in a Student Organization
Raelyn Brachmann

Outstanding Contribution
Rachael Leitson

Outstanding Participation in American Celebration
Sheri Lehman
Beth Nicks
Jacque Price

Quiet Excellence
Ellen Akashi
Monica Mordaunt

Academic Excellence in all Areas of Study
Beth Nicks

Outstanding Choreographer in Works in Progress Concert
Kylie Chilton
Emily Duncan

Outstanding Choreographer in Concert Intime
Zak Schlegel

Outstanding Choreographer in Spring Dance Concert
Elke Calvert

Outstanding Performance
David Bagley, Liane Burns, Michaela Burns, Jamie Donovan, Emily Duncan, Allison Fletcher, Elyse Frelinger, Alison Ingelstrom, Jordan Krinke, Derek Nemechek, Jacque Price, Brittani Rooney, Zak Schlegel, and Taryn Wells

"Outside the Box" – Special Recognition for Thinking Outside the Box
Liane Burns
Michaela Burns

Fannie Kalis Award – Special Recognition for Outstanding Contribution
Beth Nicks

+-Department of Dance – 2009/10 Awards

Outstanding Freshman of the Year
Ellen Akashi
Derek Nemechek

Up and Coming Choreographer
Shannon Mueller

“Behind The Curtain” – Outstanding Contribution Without Wearing Tights
Toni Caligiuri

“Behind the Scenes” – Outstanding Contribution Behind the Scenes
Kelley Brown
Natalie Iscovich
Kristen Robinson

“Seize the Moment” – Recognized Leadership in a Student Organization
Will Tran

Outstanding Senior Choreographers
Elizabeth Andrewes
Janelle Barry
Jenna Gandenberger
Michael Perez

Outstanding Choreographer in the Spring Dance Concert
Jenna Keiper

Outstanding Participation in American Celebration
Michael Perez
Ashley Shaw
Chad Van Ramshorst
Kristen Volk

Quiet Excellence
Keely Misenhimer
Samantha Sobash

Outstanding Artistic Contribution
Ashley Shaw
Chad Van Ramshorst
Gracie Whyte

Presentation of Honors Cords
Janelle Barry, Toni Caligiuri, Elizabeth Henscheid, Jenna Keiper, Michael Perez, Ashley Shaw, Skye Stoury, Chad Van Ramshorst and Gracie Whyte

Academic Excellence in all Areas of Study
Elizabeth Henscheid

Outstanding Performance
Janelle Barry, Jamie Donovan , Jenna Keiper, Jordan Krinke, Michael Perez, Jacquelyn Price, Zak Schlegel, Ashley Shaw, Samantha Sobash, Chad Van Ramshorst, Kristen Volk, and Gracie Whyte

Fannie Kalis Award – Special Recognition for Outstanding Contribution
Janelle Barry and Jenna Keiper

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