Michelle Quiner's contemporary solo Rising

Michelle Quiner, age 16, performs her contemporary solo Rising that is choreographed by TOKYO. Michelle was featured in the July/August 2014 issue of Dance Spirit magazine as the You Should Know Dancer. She is a YAGP Finals participant as well as a final round participant at the World Ballet Competition. She is a bronze medalist at the Valentina Kozlova IBC Contemporary Competition. Her repertoire includes: Sugar Plum Fairy and Dew Drop for the New Jersey Civic Youth Ballet, Tinker Bell with the Metropolitan Ballet Company, and Clara for the Radio City Christmas Spectacular. She has won several national titles including: Senior Miss Starpower, Teen Miss at Onstage New York, Junior Miss Starpower, and Miss Mini Onstage New York. She is a top 10 finalist in the Outstanding Dancer program at NYCDA in 2015 and 2012 and in the Best Dancer program at The Dance Awards in 2012. Her solos have placed first overall at various regional dance competitions in 2015, including: Adrenaline, Beyond the Stars, Dance Xplosion, Imagine, KAR, National Dance Showcase, NYCDA, On Stage America, Starstruck, Turn It Up, and World Class Talent. She has won regional and national scholarships at various dance workshops, including: NYCDA, Jump, Nuvo, 24 Seven, ASH, Adrenaline, and West Coast Dance Explosion. She is a 2013 Harlequin Floors scholarship winner as well as the 2014 recipient of the Sarah Gooch Bradford Memorial scholarship. She has received full scholarships to Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre, Joffrey New York, and Valentina Kozlova’s summer programs. Additionally, she has modeled dancewear for Discount Dance Supply, Costume Gallery, A Wish Come True, and Dance Teacher Summit.

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