New Jersey Performing Arts Center — Exceptional Promise in Hip Hop
My name is Priscilla Pagan. I’m 17 years old and I’m a Junior at Donald M. Payne Sr. School of Technology in Newark NJ. I won 2nd place for dance in my school’s talent show. I’m also an Assistant Instructor for the dance class.
I started taking dance classes when I was 2 years old. I later studied Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Contemporary, Hip-Hop, Musical Theater, and Modeling.
I was a Teacher’s Assistant in my dance school for 6 years and I was also an active member of my dance school competition team. I have participated in multiple dance competitions for several years.
I have now been a student at New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) for the last 5 years and have studied with and performed with Carolyn Dorfman, Savion Glover in his Musical Theater Summer Project and in the Hip-Hop Intensive in the Summer, Falls and Spring class. I represent NJPAC as a student in different events in solo and group performances.
In addition, I have received scholarships from Carolyn Dorfman, NJPAC, and Nimbus Dance Company. I also achieved a Black Belt in Taekwondo and a Junior Instructor.