I am currently a senior dance major at Atlantic County Institute of Technology. Upon graduation my plans are to attend University and study dance. Recently I received the state level award from NHSDA and an honorable mention for the NDEO award. I’ve been given the opportunity to teach dance at my highschool and receive a full scholarship to a summer dance intensive. My mission as a dancer is to go to college and receive all the information I can get and give back to communities in which art isn’t fairly represented. After college I hope to perform and then start my own dance business. One of my biggest values is to help out kids. I want to give kids a tool in which they can express themselves and explore. Dance is a powerful therapy and I want to make that known in areas that think less of dance.


Congratulatory Messages For Dominic Roberts

Congratulations, Dominic! Everyone at ACIT is so proud of you. Best wishes, Ms. Zeuner
Congratulations Dom !!! We’re so proud of you
Congratulations Dominic. I’m super proud of you and your accomplishments.

The Governor’s Awards in Arts Education began in 1980 to promote awareness and appreciation of the arts, recognizing the creativity, talent and leadership of the award winners. Each year, awards are presented to approximately 20 educators and 80 students. National and statewide organizations select the students for their exemplary work in creative writing, speech, dance, music, theatre and visual arts and the leaders for their exceptional commitment and contribution to arts education. The program also recognizes arts educators and arts education advocates, whose leadership has helped nurture the development of students in the arts across the state.

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The Governor’s Awards event is a partnership of the Arts Ed NJ, the Department of Education, Art Pride New Jersey Foundation, the Department of State and the New Jersey State Council on the Arts. Additional support is provided by: the Afro-Academic, Cultural, Technological and Scientific Olympics; Art Educators of New Jersey; Art Administrators of New Jersey; Dance New Jersey; New Jersey Council of Teachers of English; New Jersey Speech and Debate League; New Jersey Music Educators Association; New Jersey Performing Arts Center; Writer's Theatre of New Jersey; Speech and Theatre Association of New Jersey; New Jersey Thespians and Young Audiences of New Jersey and Eastern Pennsylvania. The cooperating organizations, award sponsors and individual members of the planning council dedicate their time to make sure that excellence in the arts is rewarded, and work tirelessly throughout the year to plan this special event. The Governor's Awards in Arts Education ceremony are a major collaborative effort of the arts, education and state government.