Anne Arundel County Public Schools’ dance program has long been regarded as one of the state’s best, so it’s only natural that individual dancers shine when it is their turn in the spotlight.
Fourteen Anne Arundel County students have been named All-State Dancers, ranking them among the 26 best in the state. The All-State dancers were selected through audition by a panel of professional dancers and college/university dance faculty. Judging was based on technique, musicality, professionalism, performance, attitude, and likelihood of future success in dance.
All-State dancers were honored at the conclusion of the Maryland Public High School Dance Showcase evening concert earlier this month at Goucher College.
The following AACPS dancers were named All-State:
- Lauren Anderson, Southern High School
- Faith Bender, Severna Park High School
- Marisa Cook, Arundel High School
- Molly Cook, South River High School
- Rebecca Fraser, Annapolis High School Performing and Visual Arts Program
- Paige Gibson, Chesapeake High School
- Caitlyn Haslam, Meade High School
- Mia Kacoyianni, Annapolis High School
- Alexa Kasten, Severna Park High School
- Kirsten Gottlieb, Arundel High School
- Sydney Kuhn, Arundel High School
- Elizabeth Miller, Arundel High School
- Cailey Solano, Chesapeake High School
- Anja Weigt, South River High School
In addition, Maggie Kubista of Severna Park High School earned Honorable Mention All-State honors.