Angel Inniss - July 2016 Judges' Choice

I have been dancing competitively since the age of 5 at Spotlight Studio of Dance in Millersville, MD under the tutelage of Winnette McGovern. I study at Pace University in New York City as a commercial dance major. I plan to graduate in May of 2019.

I currently study ballet and jazz, but my favorite styles of dance are contemporary and jazz. I would like to acknowledge Winnette McGovern and Rhonda Miller for investing in me, giving me endless opportunities, and believing in my future. 

When I first began learning Mr. Paganini, choreographed by Winnette, I didn't like the song. Ms. Wyndee insisted on using the song and as we kept rehearsing it grew on me. Performing the solo at competitions was fun! There aren't many choreographers that do true jazz justice, but I was proud to perform this solo for just that reason.  It's one of the hardest solos I've had to date, but the stamina and soulfulness required to perform Ms. Wyndee's choreography is easily achieved by training in the McGovern Method (a method that combines technique, style, and stamina, making it the ultimate conditioning class.)

The greatest benefits of competitions and conventions are the connections made from them. If you stand out the judges or staff remember you and there’s no telling what opportunities they can provide for you in the future. 

This year I will be attending Relativity School's summer dance workshop in Los Angeles, California. My goals for this program are to expand my knowledge on "Dance on Film" and acting. My future plans are to dance professionally, whether I'm dancing on Broadway, concert, stage, or commercial work. I want to be the best I can be at whatever I am doing; I'm my biggest competition and I can excel in any opportunity God presents to me. Thank you, again for this scholarship! I'm beyond honored.