Young Island dancers RISE to the competition

Members of Rise on stage in Beliingham. Back row, from left: Sequoia Ahren, Simone Solon, Caroline Woodard, Erin DeBettencourt, Cassie Casey, Imani Hall, Annabelle Cutrer, Alison Custer, Ava Vought; front row, from left: Arden Bezahler, Sabrina Reppert, Emma Caron, Amelia Craig, Taylor Jackson, Bailey Moreis, Chloe Combra, Ellie Thomas. — Photo by Amy Custer

Members of the RISE Vineyard Performing Arts group traveled to Bellingham High School on Saturday, April 12, to participate in the Turn It Up Challenge, a competition with participants from across the state.

The Island dancers returned with a total of 10 Platinum awards, 22 High Gold awards and four National Invites.

The dancers who participated in the the competition are as follows:

Sequoia Ahren, Pandora Bassett, Susanna Becchio, Arden Bezahler, Ashley Biggs, Addison Blake, Maggie Burke, Emma Caron, Colleen Carroll, Cassie Casey, Chloe Combra, Lily Combra, Amelia Craig, Isabelle Custer, Alison Custer, Annabelle Cutrer, Teagan D’Arcy, Erin DeBettencourt, Ellie Dolby, Lucie Dougherty-Soares, Kayla Eddy, Skylar Eddy, Alley Ellis, Imani Hall, Chloe Hoff, Taylor Jackson, Mia Jeffers, Abbie Lively, Bailey Moreis, Anna Nitardy, Sabrina Reppert, Emma Searle, Simone Solon, Josey Sylva, Ellie Thomas, Ava Vought, Lizzie Williamson, and Caroline Woodard.

A list of the dance piece, choreographer’s name, and award follows: Time After Time, Jil Matrisciano, Platinum; Candyman, Maggie Sarmiento, High Gold; Macavity, Maggie Sarmiento, High Gold; My Truth, Maggie Sarmiento, High Gold; Rhiannon, Claire Baione, High Gold; In the Navy, Claire Baione, High Gold; Hot Honey Rag, Jil Matrisciano, High Gold; Addicted to Love, Claire Baione, High Gold; The Riverside, Maggie Sarmiento, High Gold; People Get Ready, Claire Baione, High Gold; Big Noise, Claire Baione, High Gold; Push It, Danielle Reynolds, High Gold; Can’t Turn You Loose, Jil Matrisciano, High Gold; Rowboats, Claire Baione, Platinum; Dropped Call, Julie Chapnick, High Gold; Whip It, Maggie Sarmiento, High Gold; Rainbow Connection, Claire Baione, Platinum; Mack the Knife, Claire Baione, Platinum; Bravado, Claire Baione, Platinum; Goodnight Saigon, Claire Baione, Platinum; Dance, Dance, Dance, Danielle Reynolds, High Gold; Don’t Play That Song, Danielle Reynolds, High Gold; Take Me River, Maggie Sarmiento, High Gold; Flashdance, Jil Matrisciano, High Gold; Ground Control; Julie Chapnick, High Gold; Empty Garden, Jil Matrisciano, Platinum; Fright Train, Maggie Sarmiento, High Gold; The Haunting, Jil Matrisciano, Platinum; Brave, Julie Chapnick, High Gold; Voyage, Claire Baione, High Gold; Optimist, Claire Baione, Platinum; Devil Went Down to Georgia, Jil Matrisciano, Platinum.

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