Student Award for Artistic Excellence and Leadership in Dance
Isabella Verma is a 16-year-old, junior who attends Paramus High School. She dances both at the high school and at her local studio, Mariann’s School of Dance. She began dancing at Mariann’s School of Dance at eight years old. Isabella has attended the Peridance Summer Intensive in 2017 and attended the Rockette Mini Summer Intensive in 2018. During the Summer of 2020, she will be attending the Joffrey Ballet School Contemporary and Jazz Summer Intensive. Isabella has done many Nursing Home, mall, and benefit performances. In 2019, Isabella attended the Disney Dancin’ workshop and performed at Disney Springs in Florida with the Spartanettes Dance Company at Paramus High School. On March 2, 2020, Isabella was announced as an Honorable Mention for the NHSDA in the National Dance Education Organization. She received the state-level award for Artistic Merit for her student choreography from 2019.