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Kylie Blake

Kylie Blake is currently a junior in high school attending Morris County’s Vocational High School Academy of the Performing Arts at Morris Knolls High School as a dance major. She has been attending New Jersey School of Ballet performing in multiple roles of Nutcracker for the past two years. Previously, she has danced with New Jersey Dance Theatre Ensemble performing in their annual shows of Nutcracker and ¡Balli Di Primavera! Kylie also shares a love of musical theatre playing the roles of Lady Beatrice, Ensemble, Dance Captain, and Assistant Choreographer in her high school’s production of Grease! 2019, Once Upon a Mattress 2020, and Godspell 2021. In addition, she has performed with the Mayo Performing Arts Centre playing the role of Ensemble in Grease! 2019, and casted Dance Ensemble in Newsies! 2020. Recently, Kylie has had the honor of being nominated for the National Honors Society for Dance Arts Award where she is evaluated on a self choreographed solo and academic excellence. Kylie is a passionate, hard-working artist who continues to enjoy and persevere through her dance career.

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.