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RAD USA 2018 Dance Challenge Competition Winners


The RAD USA 2018 Dance Challenge Competition was held in Long Beach, CA on January 20 and 21. The competition was open to students in Grades 4 – Advanced 2 who were studying with an RAD Registered Teacher. The dancers were divided into four levels with levels 1 and 2 competing on Saturday evening and levels 3 and 4 competing on Sunday afternoon. Over the two days, the dancers participated in classes including ballet technique and Focus on Artistry as well as Solos coaching sessions and an onstage rehearsal. Congratulations to all of the dancers who competed!

Grand Prize Winners

Level 1 & 2 Malcolm McLaurin Takumi Los Angeles Ballet Academy
Level 3 & 4 Darrion Sellman Los Angeles Ballet Academy

Solo and Ensemble Winners

Level 1

1st Place Elisha Tan Rachel's Ballet
2nd Place Julia Pielke Santos Village Dance Arts
Ensemble Ensemble #1 Rachel's Ballet

Level 2

1st Place Julian Pielke Santos Village Dance Arts
2nd Place Rylee Cureton NAU Community Music & Dance Academy
Ensemble Ensemble #4 Santa Clarita Ballet

Level 3

1st Place Claire Werner Rachel’s Ballet
2nd Place Jana Teruel Los Angeles Ballet Academy
Ensemble Ensemble #1 Santa Clarita Ballet

Level 4

1st Place Madelynn Kaiser NAU Community Music & Dance Academy
2nd Place Elizabeth Mokhesi Dancespace
Ensemble Ensemble #5 Village Dance Arts