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CDA Performance Company

CDA Company
Apprentices

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Ella Willis-McCann is an 8th grader at Vancouver School of Arts and Academics, and has been dancing since she was three years old. She started with Ms. Liz at Columbia Dance, then transferred to Liz Borromeo Dance when the studio opened. She now dances with Cottage Dance Academy and has been doing so since they opened. The dance styles she focuses on are contemporary & jazz, with the recent addition of ballet. Besides dancing, Ella also enjoys drawing, sewing, and music. She plays the cello in her school orchestra.

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Clara Conklin has been participating in dance since she was five (she is now in the 8th grade). She started out with Liz Borromeo Dance and then switched over to Cottage Dance Academy when it opened. She usually partakes in Contemporary, Jazz, and recently just started getting back into Ballet. Her favorite dance thing to do is to choreograph, she likes using her love of dance and creativity to create something she is truly proud of. Other activities include: Orchestra (she plays the violin in her school’s orchestra), School Plays, NJHS (National Junior Honors Society), and ASB.

Cottage Dance Academy
Performance Company

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Ella Fitzgerald  is a senior in high school. She has been dancing for years. She loves dance because she can silently express emotions and spread joy. Ella loves ballet, but also enjoys trying other styles. She is excited to be in the company where she will get more performance opportunities and get the chance to work on new choreography! 

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Averi Mason is a sophomore in high school, and has been dancing since she was two years old. She started at Columbia Dance, then transferred to Liz Borromeo Dance when she was seven. She now dances with Cottage Dance Academy and has been doing so since they opened. The dance styles she focuses on are contemporary, jazz, and ballet. Besides dancing, Averi also enjoys theater and singing, and will be playing Jasmine in her school’s upcoming musical, Aladdin.

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Jacqueline Robinson began dancing at the age of four with Liz Borromeo Dance. She has taken Dance at The Cottage Dance Academy since it’s inception a year ago. Jacqueline attends the Vancouver School of Arts and Academics where she takes a variety of dance classes. She also performs with the VSAA Extended Day Dance Ensemble. In addition to dancing, Jacqueline enjoys writing, playing the piano, rock climbing, and participating on the track team.

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Junior Company
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Amelia Burik is 11, in 5th grade, and has been dancing since was 2. She started dancing with Liz Borromeo and continued on with Cottage Dance Academy when they opened. She’s tried tap, jazz, ballet, contemporary, and modern, but ballet and modern are her preferred styles. She loves performing and looks forward to more opportunities to share her love of dance with an audience. She also loves aerial arts, soccer, track, volleyball, and volunteering with and mentoring younger kids

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Ellie Taylor is a 5th grader in elementary school, and has been dancing since she was three years old. The dance styles she focuses on are contemporary and ballet. In addition to dance, Ellie is passionate about playing indoor and outdoor soccer, she plays violin and is a member of the VPS 5th grade orchestra. She is a skilled downhill skier, loves to travel, plan events, and hang out with her spunky group of friends.

Savannah Rose Wahlberg is a freshman at River Homelink who has been dancing with Cottage Dance Academy for about 6 months. She took a couple of classes with Jeanna Reed when she was 9, mainly focusing on ballet and jazz. Savannah is so excited to have found her deep passion for dance here at Cottage Dance Academy. She is currently taking contemporary and ballet classes, which are her favorite styles of dancing. When she isn’t dancing, she enjoys listening to music, hanging out with friends, reading, taking walks, and experimenting with makeup, fashion, and hair.

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