Dancer of the Year: Whitney Cookston

Whitney is the “Beautiful Dreamer”

Every year at the recital we celebrate a Dancer of the Year!  The Dancer of the Year is chosen from the students who were nominated for Student of the Month over the course of the year.  This year we are excited to congratulate our 2017 Dancer of the Year: Whitney Cookston.

Whitney started dancing at ADC in 2010.  Since then she has taken several different classes.  Over the past couple of years we have watched Whitney not only fall in love with dance, but really dedicate herself to being the best dancer she can.  She is always in class, ready to go, with a positive attitude.  In jazz class she jams out to the music and in contemporary she truly expresses herself with the movement.  Whitney joined the performance class this year.  She has always been a good performer, but this year she went the extra step and her performance stood out on the recital stage.  We have loved having Whitney in the ADC family for the past 7 years, and are very proud of her accomplishments.

How old are you? I am 15 years old.

When did you start dancing?  I started dancing when I was three years old in tap and ballet.

What is your favorite style of dance and why?  I like contemporary because I have more freedom to move and express myself.

What is your favorite thing about dance?  After a long day at school, I love coming to dance because it helps me relax.  Dancing makes me feel calm and less stressed.

What has been your favorite recital dance so far?  I liked this year’s red riding hood themed contemporary dance.

What is your favorite food? Tacos

What do you want to be when you grow up?  I want to be an interior designer!


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