Alia Wiggins is an 11th grader at Colgan High School in Manassas, VA. She’s an honor student, a member of the National Honor Society and the National Honor Society for Dance Arts. Alia has been dancing since the age of 2 and dances at Studio Bleu in Ashburn, Va. Her favorite dance style is contemporary and jazz. She likes to swim, make funny videos and hang out with her friends. Alia is honored to be a Wild Assistant!
Caiden is a 14 year old dancer from Northern Virginia. He trains at Studio Bleu Dance Center. Before dance, he was a gymnast, and did competitive gymnastics for 4 years. Caiden has been dancing for 4 years, and trains in jazz, lyrical, hip hop, contemporary, and ballet. He is an all honor student at John Champe High School in Aldie, VA. His favorite style to dance in is jazz. Caiden loves cooking, summer, traveling, hanging out with friends, singing, and dancing! Caiden is so excited to be apart of the 2019 Wild faculty.
Kaitlyn is 10 years old dancer from Toronto, Canada. She has been training at The Dance Zone since she was 5 years old. Kaitlyn trains in all genres including jazz, tap, ballet, contemporary, and hip hop.
Kaitlyn has won many national titles including Petite Miss World Dance 2017, Petite Miss Nexstar National 2017, and Petite Miss Starpower National 2017. Kaitlyn was selected to be part of the Beat Squad team for Dancer Palooza 2018 & 2019.
She was also placed in the top 20 finalist from The Dance Awards Mini Best Dancers in Orlando 2018. Kaitlyn has also won Winner Scholarships from all conventions including Wild Dance, Nuvo, Jump, 24Seven, Radix, and NYCDA.
Aislin Mitchell began her dance training at the age of 3 at Dancensations Dance Center in Alexandria, VA under the direction of Pat Hawkes. She has been a member of Dancensations's Competition team for the last 10 years and is currently the reigning Junior National Titlist. She was also awarded the prestigious Dance Spirit Future Star Award and was featured in the December 2018 edition of Dance Spirit Magazine.
Aislin enjoys traveling the country to attend conventions and competitions. She has won many scholarships that allow her to further her dance training. Last year, she had the opportunity to tour and assist with Titans of Dance as a Titans Force Member. Aislin has been an ambassador for Honeycut Dancewear since 2016. She was named an Inferno Dance Artist on Fire Ambassador in 2017 and 2018. Aislin is an active ambassador for DanceHopeCure, which merges the art of dance with childhood cancer awareness.
Aislin's favorite style of dance is lyrical jazz. She hopes to continue growing as an artist and one day teach and choreograph like the professionals she has been given the honor to assist as a WILD Apprentice.
Savannah Quiner placed first in classical at YAGP Boston in 2017 and is a YAGP Finals participant. She has danced the role of Clara for the New Jersey Civic Youth Ballet. Her solos have placed first overall at various dance competitions, including top teen solo at StarQuest nationals. She won the top scholarship this year at the following dance workshops: NYCDA, Nuvo, Jump, and 24 Seven. In the 2018 Best Dancer Program at Nationals, Savannah placed in the top 15 at NYCDA and top 20 at the Dance Awards. She has been invited to the Beat Squad at Dancer Palooza for the past 2 years. This summer she is spending 5 weeks at American Ballet Theatre’s New York Intensive. She is thrilled to be assisting Wild this year!
Natalia is a 12 year old dancer from Boca Raton, Florida. She has been training at Lents Dance Company for the last several years. She trains in all genres including ballet, jazz, contemporary, tap, and hip hop. Natalia attends Pine Crest School in Boca Raton where she also has the opportunity to be a part of their school dance team, Precision.
Natalia is honored to be chosen as a WILD Apprentice!
Joely is twelve years old and in the 7th Grade. She trains at Ratio Dance in Auburn, Indiana and Project Ballet in Fort Wayne, Indiana. She has been dancing for 10 years and loves all styles of dance. Joely is excited to be a Wild Apprentice for the 2019 season! This has been an exciting few years for Joely and she is proud to be a Jump VIP, Nuvo Breakout Artist, NYCDA Outstanding Dancer, Intrigue Apprentice, Tribe Trainee, The Pack Apprentice, In10se Dancer, Fort Wayne Con10der, and Streetz Elite winner. She attended the School of American Ballet NY Junior Program in 2018 and was accepted into the prestigious 2019 SAB Summer Intensive, SAB NY Junior and SAB Young Dancers Series with a scholarship. She was also accepted into the 2019 Pacific Northwest Ballet Summer Intensive and the Houston Ballet Summer Intensive on a full scholarship. In 2017, 2018 and 2019 she placed 3rd at YAGP Pre-Competitive Contemporary Chicago Semi-Final and in 2019 placed Top 12 at the YAGP Pre-Competitive Classical Chicago Semi-Final. Joely has also received multiple scholarships, including Joffrey Texas, Steps on Broadway, World Dance Pageant and PowerPak. She holds titles as 2nd Runner-Up Junior Miss World Dance, Junior Miss NexStar Nationals 2017 & 2018, Junior Miss DreamMaker Zionsville 2019 and Junior Miss Revolution Fort Wayne 2019. Some of her future goals include competing at the 2019 World Dance Pageant and Season Four of the World of Dance. In the future she hopes to train at the School of American Ballet and become a professional ballerina and perform on Broadway.
Eric is a 9 year old from Fairfax, VA. He has been dancing since the age of 4 and competitively for the past 3 years. Eric trains in all styles of dance at Studio Bleu Dance Center and The Art of Technique. Eric’s dance accomplishments include being named Mr. Petite World Dance, National Petite Title and Overall Winner, placing Top 10 at The Dance Awards, placing Top 10 at ballet competitions and receiving the National Outstanding Choreography Award for the PTA Reflections Contest.
Eric loves to attend dance conventions to learn from the amazing faculty and make new friends.
In his spare time, Eric enjoys sports, math, magic, singing and gymnastics. He is excited to be a Wild Apprentice and looks forward to an amazing year!
Camille Spence is a 15-year-old dancer who has attended Dancers Burlington, a division of Camiara Dance Inc., for the last fourteen years. She trains in all forms of dance, but especially enjoys Contemporary, Hip Hop and Jazz. In 2015, Camille was awarded 1stRunner Up Miss Junior World Dance at the World Dance Pageant. She was named the Teen Power Pak Apprentice in 2016 and traveled to Ohio and Florida the following Summer. In 2017, Camille won the opportunity to travel to Spain to perform at Cita Con La Danza at the International Festival in Benicassim, Spain where she shared the stage with several semi-professional and professional companies from all over Europe. Not only does Camille participate in numerous national and international competitions each year, she is also a member of the SynthesisTOO professional dance company under the direction of Tracie Stanfield. Camille is also honoured to have recently received the title of Prodigy from the Artistic Dance Exchange.
Molly Yancy is a driven 13 year old honor student and company dancer at Gainesville Dance Center under the direction of Amber DeGary. She has been training since the age of 8 in all genres, including contemporary, hip hop, jazz, tap, ballet, lyrical and acrobatics. Molly's love of dance and desire to share her passion has earned her multiple titles and honors, including Junior and Teen Miss Starpower, Teen Miss Believe, Teen Miss Headliners, Starpower Top Gun, and Hall of Fame All Star. She continues to advance her training by attending conventions, master classes, and workshops. In addition to being named WILD apprentice, Molly has been honored to receive many scholarships from companies like Nuvo, Jump, Monsters of Hip Hop and ASH. She is also excited, as she heads into her fourth year, to be part of an advanced hip hop team, G crew, headed by Chris Munar.
In addition to studio training, Molly assists in teaching classes to the next generation of dancers. She is also blessed to be a part of her high school's dance team, which not only excels in competition, but does a great deal of work with Team Shine Together, giving students with special needs opportunities to learn and love dance. Molly also works alongside companies like Dancewear Solutions, Tspheres, Artkeh dance photography, Sharkcookie, and Ballerinas against Bullies to promote products and awareness in the dance community.
She is honored and excited to be assisting and learning from the incredible WILD dance faculty and staff for the 2019 season!
Natasha Camacho is a 17-year-old dancer who has attended Dancers Burlington, a division of Camiara Dance Inc., for the last fifteen years. She trains in all forms of dance, but especially enjoys Contemporary, Hip Hop and Ballet. In 2016, Natasha trained at the National Ballet School of Canada and was invited to attend the full-time program. Natasha won the opportunity to travel to Spain to perform at Cita Con La Danza at the International Festival in Benicassim, Spain where she shared the stage with several semi-professional and professional companies from all over Europe. She received the prestigious title of Miss Teen World Dance in 2017. Not only does Natasha participate in numerous national and international competitions each year, she is also a member of the SynthesisTOO professional dance company under the direction of Tracie Stanfield. Natasha is also honoured to have recently received the title of Prodigy from the Artistic Dance Exchange.
Jayden Holland Adams is 13 year old. He began dance training at the age of 9 at Dancensations Dance Center in Alexandria, VA. Jayden was a member of Dancensations's Competition team for 2 year. He has won several scholarships that allow him to train with some of the best dance teacher, such as DC tap fest, Dance theater of Harlem and Debbie Allen's summer dance intensive in LA.
Jayden favorite style of dance is Tap and Contemporary. Jayden loves to travel to dance conventions to learn from amazing teacher.
Jayden is excited and honor to be a Wild Apprentice for 2019!
Cassidy Hagel is a 17 year old Junior in high school enrolled in AP and honors classes while dancing 5 days a week at East Coast Dance Company. There, she is a member of the Senior Company training in all forms of dance. Cassidy’s favorites include lyrical, contemporary and musical theatre.
This past year Cassidy was named Miss Senior Regional Title Winner at Imagine, Miss Senior Teen at Turn It Up, Miss Senior Fierce and Highest Scoring Solo and Grand Champion at Inferno. This summer Cassidy attended Fierce Dance Challenge Nationals where she placed 1st with her solo and was crowned the Face of Fierce. Cassidy also attended National Dance Pageant for her first time ever and was a finalist placing in the top 6.
Cassidy has been a model for Plum Sportswear this past year. Cassidy’s was very excited to be cast in both Billy Elliot the Musical when she was 7 years old and Matilda the Musical when she was 12 years old.
Cassidy is looking forward to competing again this year with her dance family and really loves being an apprentice at WILD Dance Intensive.
Lindsey Brewster is 14 years old and is from Flemington, NJ. Lindsey began dancing at the age of 4. She has been training with her current competitive dance team, Epic Dance Company, for the past 5 years. Lindsey trains in lyrical, contemporary, jazz, hip hop, ballet and tap; her favorite style of dance is contemporary. In addition to dancing, Lindsey loves family vacations and spending time at the beach in the summer with friends.
Lindsey has been an NRG Prodigy for the past two years, and is honored to have been chosen this year as a WILD Apprentice! She looks forward to attending and training at Wild Dance Intensive events this coming season!
Anna has been dancing since the age of 3 and began dancing competitively at age 8 under the direction of Jennifer Deane of Michigan Dance Alliance. She trains in various styles of dance and has found a passion for contemporary.
To develop her technique and accomplish her dance goals, Anna attends numerous dance workshops and conventions throughout the year and has had the pleasure of training with Kayla Fryz, Tracy Pearson, Veronica Chapp Miller, and many other guest teachers. She attended Blue Lake Fine Arts camp on scholarship this past summer.
In addition to winning many Power Pak invitations and scholarships, Anna placed third at Believe’s 2018 National Competition improv battle; was named Revolution’s 2019 Junior Miss Dance America; and was chosen to be an All-Star Performer for the 2019 Beyond the Stars National Finals. Anna also placed first overall for her solo at Believe’s National Talent Competition in Ocean City, Maryland, and was awarded the title National Junior Miss Believe 2019 Champion.
Anna is a straight A student who enjoys art, reading, and spending her free time with family and friends. She is so excited to be a 2019 WILD apprentice and is very thankful for such an amazing opportunity.
Madison Marshall is a 13-year-old dancer from Midlothian, VA. She dances as part of The Collaborative competitive dance team at Encore Studio. She has been dancing since the age of 3 and trains across all genres ranging from ballet, pointe, contemporary, jazz, tap, acrobatics and hip hop.
Madison enjoys traveling and dancing around the country. She recently served as an Assistant for Artists Simply Human from 2018-2019 and as a Pro-Reveler Assistant from 2017-2019 with Revel Dance Convention. Madison has received accolades at different dance conventions/competitions including: Future Hall of Famer National Champion in 2015 at Hall of Fame Dance Challenge Virginia Beach Nationals, Junior American League National Champion in 2017 at Hall of Fame Dance Challenge Virginia Beach Nationals, Junior MVA Top 5 in 2017 and Junior MVA Top 10 in 2018 at Velocity Dance Convention and Competition Nationals , 3rd Overall Intermediate Soloist in 2018 at Artists Simply Human Nationals, Hall of Fame Dance Challenge All Star and Hall of Fame Dance Challenge Junior American League Inductee in 2017 and 2018 and the Teen American League Inductee in 2019. Additionally, she has won tour scholarships from Velocity, Jump and Radix and training scholarships for NYCDA, Millennium Dance Complex, Artists Simply Human and 2 Days in the OC. This summer, while attending Artists Simply Human 2019 Nationals, she won the Dance Spirit Future Star Award to be featured in an upcoming issue of Dance Spirit Magazine.
In addition to dancing, Madison is actively involved in her middle school as an SCA member and officer, and cheerleader. She was recently inducted in the National Junior Honor Society. Madison works with amazing companies and organizations such as Tiger Friday, Purple Pixies, MadiMac Dancewear, Artkeh Dance Photography and with the non-profit organization, Ballet In The City. She actively supports this non-profit organization and raises money and awareness for their scholarship programs for dancers who want to further their training in ballet and bring ballet via performances and training to the communities at large.
Madison has such a love and passion for all styles of dance and looks forward to continuing her training. She is extremely excited and honored by the opportunity and selection as a Wild Dance Intensive Apprentice. Madison looks forward to training with the incredible WILD Dance Intensive faculty this year!
Delaney is very excited to be the apprentice this year.
She is a scholarship winner from many dance competitions and conventions, including Wild Dance, Revolution, Imagine and Believe.
She is a multi-title winner and National Dance Champion for Imagine.
She has been a top 5 World Dance Finalist for the petite category. Her World Dance Championship awards go beyond dance as she received the highest interview score in 2017 and the highest speaking and modeling score in 2019.
Ariana is 15 years old and has been dancing since she was 2 years old. She trains in all styles and is currently a student at Harvester 56 Theater Dance Academy in New York. She is a member of Chloe Arnold’s tap group Sole Talk and recently had the honor of performing at Radio City Music Hall with the Syncopated Ladies. She auditioned and was selected for the 2019 NYSSMA All-State Conference treble choir, a group composed of the best high school vocalists in New York State.
She is thrilled for the opportunity to assist the incredible faculty at Wild Dance Convention and be a Champion brand ambassador .
Rachel Borowsky is a 9th grade honors student in Alexandria, VA. She dances for iMpact Dance Project at the St. James under the leadership of Michelle Tatiya and Laveen Naidu. Rachel loves all styles of dance and this is her fifth year dancing competitively. Rachel has been named National and Regional Miss Teen Inferno, Teen Miss Starpower, Teen Miss Imagine, a Showstopper All Star, and the first ever Battle on the Seas Teen Miss Starpower. She has also received scholarships to numerous conventions and competitions, including Nuvo, 24 Seven, Jump, Groove, World Dance Pageant, and Power Pak. When she is not dancing, she enjoys running, traveling and hanging out with her friends. Rachel is honored to be a Wild Apprentice!
Jocelyn brings a combined 15 years of dance experience to the industry. Jocelyn is well versed in all genres of dance and is a sought out Young Choreographer in the industry. Jocelyn travels vigorously across the country to continue her dance education with many famed choreographers and competes locally in her hometown of Newark Delaware with her Nationally Ranked Elite competition team. Jocelyn is a Professional Dancer/Model/Actress represented in LA with Movement Talent Agency under the direction of Jim Keith and in NYC by Joy Talent Agency. Jocelyn has been featured in several music videos, magazines, opened on stage for credits such as NBA Philadelphia 76ers as a JR dancer & reporter, the "KidzBop Tour", Carson Lueders, DJ Kool, Doug E Fresh, Christina Wells, the ABC Thanksgiving Day Parade and Wawa Welcome America events to name a few. She has also appeared in several tv series, commercials & films throughout the last few years as both a dancer and lead actress. This year, Jocelyn was hired to be a Choreographer in an upcoming "new" Pilot TV Series that will be hitting Apple Tv next season upon completion of the series filming. Jocelyn holds numerous Regional and National Championships and Titles as a competitive dancer. Jocelyn holds the title of a CRAZE DANCE CONVENTION AMBASSADOR, WILD APPRENTICE for the Wild Dance Convention and Star Dance Alliance, ADE ALLSTAR PRODIGY, NESDC ALLSTAR PRO and travels the country assisting on their convention tour. Jocelyn has been mentored by and continues to assists various choreographers in the industry. Jocelyn was the 2019 Cover Model for Curtain Call Dance Costumes, models for companies such as Turn it Up Dance Challenge, Wish Come True Dance Costumes and just recently was hired by Costume Gallery Dance & Art Stone Costumes as a traveling model with their company. Jocelyn also represents dancewear brands from LA, Dallas, & Miami. When Jocelyn isn't juggling her career as a Dancer, Model and Actress she is busy with running two non profit charities "Jocis Journey" & "It Begins with a Smile, Costumes for a Cause" both of these help the underprivileged children in our communities and around the world. Jocelyn aka "Joci" is a dance teacher at her home studio Encore Dance Academy and a Gymnastics Instructor at Dream Chasers Gymnastics both in Delaware. Jocelyn attends Cab Calloway School of the Arts High
Arie Carson is a 14 year old 9th grader at Cass Technical High School. She trains in all forms of dance and especially enjoys contemporary and jazz. Since her first dance class at 8-years old, dance has become her passion. Arie has won Titan And Nuvo dance scholarships and has won the title as Miss Junior Starpower and Miss Junior Nexstar. This is Arie’s 3rd year being an apprentice for Wild and she is so honored. Arie is the founder of Sunshine for the Homeless. Although the organization is in its beginning stages, Arie's dream is to network with other dancers and studios nationwide to help combat homelessness and poverty.
Brooklynn DeRoeck is 17 years old and has been dancing since she was 3 years old. She is currently training in the Pre-Professional Program at Big City Dance Center in Wixom, MI. under director and studio owner Lisa Fruchey. She trains in all forms of dance and really enjoys contemporary, jazz and musical theatre.
Brooklynn has had some great opportunities performing for the NBA Detroit Pistons Mob Squad for a season and participating and training in some of the best summer programs in the country every year. Brooklynn especially enjoys traveling to New York every few months to train with some of the best-known teachers in the country as well. She dreams to one day dance professionally and live in New York.
Brooklynn has won numerous titles and awards throughout her competitive career and is currently honored to be a Noble Prodigy Assistant for Artist Dance Exchange and is very excited to be an apprentice for Wild and to work with all the amazing choreographers for the 2020 season.
Alyssa Lekites is an ambitious 14-year-old from Gainesville, VA. She is an all honors 9th grade student at Colgan High School Center for the Fine and Performing Arts for Dance, training in Ballet and Modern. Alyssa has been dancing since the age of 4 and is on her 8th season as a company dance member at Gainesville Dance Center, directed by Amber DeGaray. She trains under the instruction of the GDC staff in all genres to include Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Lyrical, Contemporary, Acro and Hip Hop.
During her years as a company dancer her passion and love of dance earned her multiple titles and scholarship such as Junior PowerPak Apprentice 2016, NRG Dance Project Prodigy 2017, Hall of All Star 2017, Miss Teen Headliners 2019, Dance Spirit Future Star Award 2019 and has received scholarships from conventions such as NUVO, JUMP and ASH.
In her spare time, she continues her love of the Arts, extending her creativity through drawing. When she isn’t dancing or drawing she enjoys playing computer games and spending time with her family members.
She is thrilled and honored to be named a 2020 WILD Teen Apprentice and is looking forward to assisting and train with the amazing WILD Dance faculty!!