Release Date: 1/7/2013
Contact: Diana L. Spencer, 410-887-4243

5 BCPS students named All-State dancers

TOWSON, MD— Five students in Baltimore County Public Schools’ fine arts dance programs received the prestigious honor of being named All-State Dancers for the 2012-2013 school year. These students comprise one-fifth of this year’s total All-State Dance corps.

The students are:

  • Cristina Escobar of Towson, George Washington Carver Center for Arts and Technology
  • Amarachi Korie of Owings Mills, George Washington Carver Center for Arts and Technology
  • Kaiyla Ross of Owings Mills, George Washington Carver Center for Arts and Technology
  • Nia Williams of Pikesville, Patapsco High School and Center for the Arts
  • Antonio Wright of Owings Mills, George Washington Carver Center for Arts and Technology

The honor was announced at the Maryland Public High School Dance Showcase on Friday, January 4, 2013, at Goucher College in Towson. In its 24th year, the showcase brings together dancers from across the state for master classes and performances. This year, students from 35 high schools attended, with almost 500 dancers in class and on stage.

All-State dancers are selected through an audition process based on teacher recommendations, and they represent the top dance students from Maryland’s public high school fine arts dance programs.

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