April Henehan (Choreographer):
I am honored that "In Pursuit" a Solo I choreographed for one of my students was selected as Judges’ Choice June 2016 and winner of the Harlequin Scholarship video contest. I have been choreographing for over 15 years and have had the opportunity to travel the nation dancing, teaching and adjudicating for several Regional & National Competitions. With over 25 years of dance education and training I feel very lucky to work with such amazing talent on a daily basis and am grateful to my mentors Kavin Grant & Tracy Rogers-Hazouri for the passion and determination they instilled in me so many years ago. I am very proud of Haralin's and her many accomplishments I have witnessed over the last few years working together, and I am pleased to share this award in recognition of her growth and craft.
Haralin Rose (Soloist):
Thank you so very much for choosing "In Pursuit" as this month's Judge's Choice Winner!! This routine means a lot to me. Not only was it my Senior Solo, it was my College Audition Solo; and I will be attending New World School of the Arts in Miami, Florida this upcoming Fall on scholarship as a Dance Major. "In Pursuit" was choreographed by April Henehan, a very close mentor of mine that has pushed me harder than anyone I've known and has fueled my passion and dedication to becoming a better artist. I hope to one day dance for a Contemporary Ballet or even Jazz company and would love to experience what commercial dance has to offer the industry. Thank you for this wonderful recognition, I feel truly blessed.