Petite Miss Dance of North Carolina: Cordelia Kim
Cordelia T. Kim was born in Modesto, CA and now lives in Charlotte. She is a 4rd Grader at Charlotte Latin School. This is her third year dancing on the Miller Street Dance Academy Competition Team. She began dancing over at Miller Street Dance Academy in Baxter Village at the age of 4 years old and danced one year on their competition team. Being petite, she lives by her favorite saying, “I may be small but big in presence.”
She loves all forms of dance, but her favorite is Acro. She loves to do crafts when not dancing and even sews. Last year she was crowned regional “Ms. Petite KAR” & “Ms. Petite Starquest.” She is grateful to all her amazing dance teachers and to her family for all of these wonderful opportunities.
Junior Miss Dance of North Carolina: Brenna Goebel
Brenna Goebel is 11 years old and is a 6th grade AIG “A” Honor Roll student at Cuthbertson Middle school. Brenna began dancing at age 3 and trains in all styles of dance Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Acro, Lyrical, and Hip Hop. She is a six year member of the MSDA Competition Team and a four year member of the MSDA Production Team. She is also a 6th grade member of the Cuthbertson Middle School Dance Team.
Brenna previously held the title of Petite Miss Dance of America 2015-2016, and Petite Miss Dance of North Carolina 2014-2015. She is honored to have been named the new Junior Miss Dance of North Carolina 2016-2017 where she also won the Interview, Ballet, Jazz, Tap, and Acro awards. When not dancing, Brenna enjoys riding horses, riding her bike, fishing at her grandparents house and doing art/craft projects.
Teen Miss Dance of North Carolina: Lizi Lengel
Lizi Lengel is 14 years old and currently a freshman at Rock Hill High school where she is an honors student, varsity cheerleader, and active member of Junior Civitans. She began dancing at the age of 2, and trains in ballet, tap, jazz, hip-hop, lyrical, modern, and acro.
As a “military brat” Lizi was born in England and has lived in 5 different cities in 3 different states. This has afforded her the opportunity to participate in a wide variety of activities prevalent in different areas of the country. She has tried her hand at everything from golf to goat roping. She has participated in activities ranging from kids marathons to archery competitions and pageants to aerial acrobatics. In her time away from school and dance she enjoys community service and spending time with her friends. Lizi has held the titles of Johnston Counties Outstanding Young Miss and Teen Miss Pineville. Lizi feels uniquely qualified to truly represent the state of NC as Teen Miss Dance as she has been a student at three different DMA studios in various areas of the state over her dance career. She is blessed to have the opportunity to be a member of the Miller Street Dance Academy community.
Teen Mister Dance of North Carolina: Adrian Jones
Adrian Jones feels honored to be representing Carolina Dance Masters once again, this time as Teen Mr Dance of NC. Adrian has held 3 previous Carolina Dance Masters titles: Master Dance 2010-11, Jr Mr Dance 2012-13, and Jr Mr Dance 2014-15.
Adrian has been taking dance at South East Dance Academy for 12 years. His teachers are Lynn Raley, James DeVita, Kristi Stevens, Kaitlin Davis, Mira Fox Lamendola, and Kristin Thomas. His favorite style of dance is tap because he is a musician and considers tapping like playing an instrument (percussion). He is proficient in music, playing violin, piano, flute, among other instruments as well as singing in the school choir. He performs all styles of dance and is a member of the most advanced performing team at his studio. He usually has anywhere from 10-15 dances each season and is usually in the dance studio from 5-6 days a week. Summer of 2016 he studied ballet with Joffrey Ballet South in Athens, GA and with the Carolina Ballet in Raleigh, NC. He also attended the Commercial Dance Intensive at UNC-School of the Arts.
Adrian turns 14 in January and is in 8th Grade. He loves to study science and social studies, is good in math and Spanish as well and is always on the A/B honor roll. He swims competitively in a summer swim league. Adrian doesn’t have any pets, but he is a foster parent for Tusuja, an orphaned elephant at the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust in Kenya, Africa. You can read more about this awesome group here: www.sheldrickwildlifetrust.org This is the 2nd baby elephant that Adrian has fostered. His 1st elephant, Sites, grew up and was able to be integrated back into the wild thanks to Adrian fostering her.
Adrian loves anything Disney, listening to his music, and hanging out with his dance friends.
Miss Dance of North Carolina: Natalie Rogers
Natalie Rogers has been dancing at Miller Street Dance Academy for 15 years and is currently a High School Junior in the Miller Street Pre-Professional Program. Natalie has held the titles of Petite, Junior, and Teen Miss Dance of North Carolina, and also went on to win Petite and Teen Miss Dance of America. Natalie is honored to fulfill her dream of holding all four CDM titles as the current Miss Dance of North Carolina. In addition to dance, Natalie has also produced two songs with Moho Records.
Mister Dance of North Carolina: Shane Tomasek
Shane Tomasek is 16 years and old and currently in his sophomore year at Independence High School in Mecklenburg CMS. Shane began dancing at age 11, and trains in all styles of dance; Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Acrobatics, Modern, Lyrical, and Hip Hop. He started gymnastics at age 4 and began competing in dance at the age of 12. He has performed in company theater presentations of Lion King, Aladdin, Beauty and The Beast, and Suessical.
Shane previously held the title of Teen Mr. Dance of Western New York in 2015 where he won the DMA National Acro audition award in Boston, and in 2016 the Acro Scholarship award in Nashville. He is thrilled to have been named the new CDM Mister Dance 2017. When not dancing, Shane enjoys spending time with friends and family, and doing water sports or hanging out at the beach.
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