Student Award for Artistic Excellence and Leadership in Dance
Quinn Cappiello is a 17-year-old emerging dancer who has trained at the Gotta Dance studios in New Jersey for the past 15 years. She has also studied dance at the New Jersey School of Ballet, the Rock School of Ballet, and the Rockettes Summer Intensive. Quinn trains in all styles of dance but especially enjoys jazz, modern, and ballet. She is an avid member of her high school’s dance program and acts as a captain for the competitive Ridge Dance Team and Dance Assistant for the Ridge Drama Club. Quinn has performed at numerous venues ranging from the Liberty Hall Museum to Dorney Park and even at the Hammerstein Ballroom. She is also skilled in assisting teachers and choreographers, sharing dance with young children, helping teenage actors at school with choreography, and even uncoordinated fathers for her studio’s annual Dad’s dance. Constantly moving and grooving, Quinn hopes to advocate for the arts and spread the joys of dance to those around her.