Darriel Johnakin – Judges’ Choice May 2014

Thanks so much for the selection. I'm excited to be chosen as one of the winners. I'm 14 years old and a dancer at IMPAC Youth Ensemble in Miami. First I like to thank my mom for submitting my video (she's my biggest fan) and my awesome teacher and choreographer of all my dances, Marie Louise Gaschler. My favorite style of dance is jazz, but I love and study ballet, contemporary, Horton, Graham and Hip Hop. I have been dancing for over 10 years. This summer my studio will host a summer intensive which I will be attending. I will also compete at Adrenaline Nationals in July.  I began competing 4 years ago and have competed at Adrenaline Dance, JUMP, 24/7, NYCDA and Onstage NY. I appreciate the support of Darryl and Renee Edwards and the staff at IMPAC. I was accepted into New World School of the Arts for high school and my future plans are to attend college in New York to pursue my passion of dance.