SPOTLIGHT ON 2016-2017 DANCE COMPANY 

HIGH SCHOOL MEMBERS

 
 
 
 

Favorite Dance Genre

Hip Hop

Favorite Color

Red

Favorite Ice-Cream

Cookie Dough

Favorite Music Artist

Justin Timberlake

Favorite Movie

Back to the Future

Why do you dance/sing/act at The Star Maker School?

Because they're the best!

What advise do you have for younger performers?

"Stay focused and don't let anything stop you."

 

 

Favorite Dance Genre

Tap

Favorite Color

Stormy Sea Blua

Favorite Ice-Cream

Ben & Jerry's Tonight Doug (But I'm lactose intolerant)

Favorite Music Artist

Michael Buble

Favorite Movie

Sing! - Nothing better than singing animals.

Why do you dance/sing/act at The Star Maker School?

 

What advise do you have for younger performers?

 

 

 

 
 

 

Favorite Dance Genre

Jazz, Contemporary

Favorite Color

Blue

Favorite Ice-Cream

Moose Tracks

Favorite Music Artist

Billy Joel

Favorite Movie

Breakfast Club

Why do you dance/sing/act at The Star Maker School?

Because my team here is my family.

What advise do you have for younger performers?

"Work hard - It Pays off!

 
 

 

 

Favorite Dance Genre

Tap

Favorite Color

Royal Blue

Favorite Ice-Cream

Phish Food

Favorite Music Artist

Justin Beiber

Favorite Movie

Dear John

Why do you dance/sing/act at The Star Maker School?

The Countless Opportunities.

What advise do you have for younger performers?

Always Smile

 

 

Favorite Dance Genre

Hip Hop, Contemporary

Favorite Color

Blue

Favorite Ice-Cream

Mint Chocolate Chip

Favorite Music Artist

Justin Bieber

Favorite Movie

Nerve

Why do you dance/sing/act at The Star Maker School?

"Because it is a well-rounded amazing school. And I love all my friends and teachers at Star Maker."

What advise do you have for younger performers?

"Always try your hardest in ballet because it is the basis for technique and will improve all your other styles."

 
 
 

 

 

 

 

Favorite Dance Genre

Ballet, Contemporary

Favorite Color

Teal

Favorite Ice-Cream

Stawberry

Favorite Music Artist

Frank Ocean

Favorite Movie

Clueless

Why do you dance/sing/act at The Star Maker School?

"I dance at Star Maker School because it's the best!"

What advise do you have for younger performers?

"My advise for younger performers is to always try their best and to continue doing what they love!!"

 
 
 
 
 
 

 

Favorite Dance Genre

Tap, Hip Hop

Favorite Color

Red

Favorite Ice-Cream

Vanilla

Favorite Music Artist

Justin Bieber

Favorite Movie

Cinderella Man

Why do you dance/sing/act at The Star Maker School?

"The quality of everything is amazing; the people, the choreography, etc."

What advise do you have for younger performers?

"You may think you hate a genre of dance, but keep working at it and you'll eventually enjoy it!"

 
 
 

 

 

 

 

 

Favorite Dance Genre

 

Favorite Color

 

Favorite Ice-Cream

 

Favorite Music Artist

 

Favorite Movie

 

Why do you dance/sing/act at The Star Maker School?

 

What advise do you have for younger performers?

 

 
 
 
 

Favorite Dance Genre

Hip Hop

Favorite Color

Black

Favorite Ice-Cream

Vegan Vanilla

Favorite Music Artist

Billy Joel

Favorite Movie

The Help/Unbroken

Why do you dance/sing/act at The Star Maker School?

"It's my family and I grew up here."

What advise do you have for younger performers?

"Don't let other people define your abilities."

 
 
 

 

 

Favorite Dance Genre

Contemporary

Favorite Color

Purple

Favorite Ice-Cream

Strawberry

Favorite Music Artist

Beyonce

Favorite Movie

Now You See Me 2

Why do you dance/sing/act at The Star Maker School?

"I feel really safe to be myself here with the people at Star Maker."

What advise do you have for younger performers?

"If you're not good a particular move, don't just ignore it.  Practice it a little every day."

 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 

 

Favorite Dance Genre

Tap

Favorite Color

White

Favorite Ice-Cream

Vanilla

Favorite Music Artist

Frank Sinatra

Favorite Movie

Hamilton's America

Why do you dance/sing/act at The Star Maker School?

"It's fun and I like meeting new people."

What advise do you have for younger performers?

"Stay with it and practice."

 

 

 

Favorite Dance Genre

Contemporary and Jazz

Favorite Color

Turquoise Blue

Favorite Ice-Cream

All of them, except chocolate.

Favorite Music Artist

No specific one- Pop Music.

Favorite Movie

Any Horror Movie

Why do you dance/sing/act at The Star Maker School?

"II love getting to be with my friends and being pushed to be the best dancer I can be."

What advise do you have for younger performers?

"Learn from your mistakes- have fun! Hard work can be fun!"

 
 

 

 

 
 
 

 

 

Favorite Dance Genre

Lyrical/Contemporary

Favorite Color

Blue

Favorite Ice-Cream

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough

Favorite Music Artist

Ariana Grande

Favorite Movie

Paranormal Activity

Why do you dance/sing/act at The Star Maker School?

"Because the teachers are really nice/helpful and there are so many things to do."

What advise do you have for younger performers?

"To always try your best and never give up."

 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Favorite Dance Genre

Contemporary

Favorite Color

Yellow

Favorite Ice-Cream

Mint Chocolate Chip

Favorite Music Artist

Ariana Grande

Favorite Movie

Hunger Games

Why do you dance/sing/act at The Star Maker School?

"Because everyone is welcoming."

What advise do you have for younger performers?

"Try your best."

 
 
 

 

 

 

 

Favorite Dance Genre

Tap

Favorite Color

Pale Blue

Favorite Ice-Cream

Mint Chocolate Chip

Favorite Music Artist

Sia

Favorite Movie

Hunger Games

Why do you dance/sing/act at The Star Maker School?

"Star Maker can teach me so much."

What advise do you have for younger performers?

"Don't be afraid to go beyond your limits."

 
 
 

 

 

 

Favorite Dance Genre

Lyrical/Contemporary

Favorite Color

Yellow and Blue

Favorite Ice-Cream

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough

Favorite Music Artist

Meghan Trainer

Favorite Movie

Miracles from Heaven

Why do you dance/sing/act at The Star Maker School?

"I dance at Star Maker because it was a big step up from my old dance studio."

What advise do you have for younger performers?

"If you love what you're doing then keep doing it.  Don't doubt yourself, always try your best and have fun!"

 
 

 

 

 

 

Favorite Dance Genre

Jazz

Favorite Color

Red & Blue

Favorite Ice-Cream

Chocolate Chip Mint

Favorite Music Artist

Taylor Swift

Favorite Movie

Dolly Parton Colors of Many Christmas

Why do you dance/sing/act at The Star Maker School?

"Good people are here."

What advise do you have for younger performers?

"Focus and have fun."

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

Favorite Dance Genre

Contemporary

Favorite Color

Pink

Favorite Ice-Cream

Red Velvet Cupcake

Favorite Music Artist

Sia & Meghan Trainer

Favorite Movie

Grease

Why do you dance/sing/act at The Star Maker School?

"I like my teachers."

What advise do you have for younger performers

"Pay attention in class and work on technique."

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Favorite Dance Genre

Ballet & Tap

Favorite Color

Orange

Favorite Ice-Cream

Hot Fudge Sunday

Favorite Music Artist

Lady Antebelum

Favorite Movie

Flubber

Why do you dance/sing/act at The Star Maker School?

"Because my mom did and she thought I'd like it and I do."

What advise do you have for younger performers?

"If you believe you can do it, then you can."

 
 
 

 

 

 

Favorite Dance Genre

Contemporary

Favorite Color

Blue, Purple & Black

Favorite Ice-Cream

Pistachio

Favorite Music Artist

Blake Shelton

Favorite Movie

Elf

Why do you dance/sing/act at The Star Maker School?

"Because I love it here."

What advise do you have for younger performers?

"Never give up."

Andrew Albanese   

Age 17                             Grade 12 at North Hunterdon High School

Andrew has a sister, Amanda and a brother, Anthony.

Why do you dance?  

Because it's something I love and it helps me get through difficult situations.

What do you do other than dance?  

Make music.

What do you want to be when you grow up?  

Something with music.

What are you looking forward to this year?      

Choreographing of my senior solo.

 
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Andrew Plinio

Age 18      Grade 12 at North Hunterdon High School

Why do you dance?  

It allows me to create with something other than my words.  I'm always hearing music where ever I go and it allows me to transform that music into something more.

What do you do other than dance? 

Musical Theatre, Piano, hang out with my family

What do you want to be when you grow up?

Actor or a Director

What are you looking forward to this year?

Leaving High School

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Kirsten Maiwaldt  

Age 17                       Grade 12 at North Hunterdon High School

Kirsten has one brother named Erik.

Why do you dance?  

Because it is the closest thing to flying.

What do you do other than dance? 

Art, Hang with my friends.

What do you want to be when you grow up?

A Graphic Designer

What are you looking forward to this year?

Graduation

 

Emily Brown

Age 16                                 Grade 11 at Warren Hills High School Emily has one sister named Caroline.

Why do you dance?                                

It makes me feel free.

What do you do other than dance?        

School clubs, fire department, Big Brothers Big Sisters.

What do you want to be when you grow up?          

 A Dancer/Accountant

What are you looking forward to this year?      

Fun times with the best team.

 

Carolyn Chester

Age 16                             Grade 11 at North Hunterdon High School Carolyn has one sister named Audrey.

Why do you dance?                                

Because I love it and it is how I express myself.

What do you do other than dance?        

Besides dance, I love cooking and hanging with my friends.

What do you want to be when you grow up?          

 A Dancer

What are you looking forward to this year?      

Doing a solo for the first time here.

 

Kyleen Constant

Age 15                               Grade 10 at Somerville High School Kyleen has two brothers, Griffin and Aidan.

Why do you dance?                                

I love dance and it always makes me feel better.

What do you do other than dance?        

Cheer.

What do you want to be when you grow up?          

 A Veterinarian or a nurse or a dancer.

What are you looking forward to this year?      

Competitions and recieveing my driver's permit.

 

Justin Lopez

Age 15                        Grade 10  at North Hunterdon High School Justin has one sister named Gabrielle and one brother named Brandon.

Why do you dance?                                

To express myself and learn control over my body.

What do you do other than dance?        

MMA, Track, Singing and acting.

What do you want to be when you grow up?          

 A famous music artist or actor and or an applied physicist.

What are you looking forward to this year?      

Improving.

 
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Eliza McGowan

Age                           

Why do you dance?                                

 

What do you do other than dance?        

 

What do you want to be when you grow up?          

 

What are you looking forward to this year?      

 

 

Rachel Oddy

Age 15          Grade 10  at Hunterdon Central Regional High School

Rachel has one twin sister named Meghan and a brother named Robby.

Why do you dance?                                

I love expressing myself and performing.

What do you do other than dance?        

Singing, theatre and Ukelele.

What do you want to be when you grow up?          

 A Social Justice Lawyer, college professor.

What are you looking forward to this year?      

Improving in all aspects.

 

Casey Vitiello

Age 15                        Grade 10  at North Hunterdon High School

Casey has one sister named Mia.

Why do you dance?                                

I dance because I love it. It always improves my mood a lot.

What do you do other than dance?        

I volunteer at Hunterdon Medical Center 3 hours a week and I take honors and AP classes.

What do you want to be when you grow up?          

 A Corporate Businesswoman.

What are you looking forward to this year?      

"I am looking forward to competitions in the Spring! I think the dances that were choreographed for us are amazing."

 
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Ryan Apgar

Age 14                      Grade 9 at North Hunterdon High School

Ryan has a brother named Alex.

Why do you dance?                                

For fun.

What do you do other than dance?        

Sing and Act.

What do you want to be when you grow up?          

 President.

What are you looking forward to this year?      

High School.

 

Kate Marinelli

Age 14         Grade 9 at Delaware Vallet Regional High School

Kate has one brother named Giovanni.

Why do you dance?                                

I love to do it.  It makes me so happy.

What do you do other than dance?        

Cheer, play lots of instruments, hang out with my friends.

What do you want to be when you grow up?          

 I want to study business and hopefully dance.

What are you looking forward to this year?      

Competition season and making more amazing memories!

 
 

Chloe Rubito

Age 14                            Grade 9 at North Hunterdon High School

Chloe has one sister named Jordan.

Why do you dance?                                

"Because in dance you can always learn new things and always get better."

What do you do other than dance?        

Horseback riding, reading and hanging out with friends.

What do you want to be when you grow up?          

A doctor or a surgeon.

What are you looking forward to this year?      

"I am looking forward to competing at dance competitions for the first time."

 

JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL MEMBERS

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Jillian French

Age 13                         Grade 8 at Clinton Township Middle School

Jillian has one sister named Alyssa.

Why do you dance?                                

"Because I love it."

What do you do other than dance?        

Sleep.

What do you want to be when you grow up?          

Interior Designer.

What are you looking forward to this year?      

"Making memories."

 

Maggie Dean

Age 13                      Grade 7 at Immaculate Conception School

Why do you dance?                                

"I love to dance and it makes me feel unstoppable."

What do you do other than dance?        

Sing, Act and Theatre.

What do you want to be when you grow up?          

No clue (-:

What are you looking forward to this year?      

"Dance Competitions."

 

Jordan Rubito

Age 12                                                  Grade 6 at Round Valley

Jordan has one sister named Chloe.

Why do you dance?                                

"It's really fun and it's a good way to get exercise."

What do you do other than dance?        

basketball, softball and sometimes tumbling

What do you want to be when you grow up?          

A Teacher

What are you looking forward to this year?      

"Making new friends, spending time with them and going to competitions."

 

GRAMMAR SCHOOL MEMBERS

Sophia DeTorres

Age  8                                      3rd Grade at union Township School

Sophia has one brother names George and a sister named Sadie.                        

Why do you dance?                                

"Because I like it and I have the talent."

What do you do other than dance?        

"Soccer, basketball, softball, piano and recorder."

What do you want to be when you grow up?          

Doctor

What are you looking forward to this year?      

"Doing my solo."

 

Kathryn Field

Age 9                                       4th grade at Union Township School

Kathryn has a sister named Kristin.             

Why do you dance?                                

"I enjoy dance because I like doing my best."

What do you do other than dance?        

"I design doll clothes."

What do you want to be when you grow up?          

A fashion designer & a Rockette.""

What are you looking forward to this year?      

"Getting better at my technique."

 

Adyson Frace

Age 8             3rd Grade at Holland Township School

Adyson has a brother named Blake and a sister named Willow.                          

Why do you dance?                                

"Because my mom did."

What do you do other than dance?        

4-H

What do you want to be when you grow up?          

Be a nurse or a doctor.

 

Lila Pfefferle

Age 9                  Grade 3 at Lester D. Wilson School in Alexandria

Lila has 2 sisters, Jillian & Gabriella and two brothers, Jordan & Jonathan.                     

Why do you dance?                                

"Because I love it."

What do you do other than dance?        

Horseback Riding and Singing.

What do you want to be when you grow up?          

Movie Star, Dolphin Trainer & Singer

What are you looking forward to this year?      

"My solo and my costume."