January 21, 2007

She commands the stage and captivates her audience with her finesse. It’s impossible to simply watch her performance. One cannot help but become involved with the story she creates.

Stacey Casterline

Mount Vernon, WA


Savion Glover’s Ashley DeForest…

She’s the sole female tap dancer in Savion’s Chapter IV company. She’s beautiful, and the embodiment of every

dancer’s dream—one of us who made it.

Karen Rubio, The Talent Group

Forest Park, IL

She has what it takes and is a wonderful role model for young tappers.

Dianne Walker

Boston, MA

American Ballet Theatre’s Gillian Murphy…

She’s sassy and gorgeous, even though she doesn’t have the ideal dance body. She didn’t let it stop her and that alone should qualify her.

Sarah Lass

Denver, CO

New York City Ballet’s Maria Kowroski…

She’s amazing and her legs go on forever!

Julia Kirouac

Toronto, Ontario

More nominees..…

Jillina lights up a stage when she’s on it. She’s artistic director of the Sahala dancers and the Bellydance Superstars, and her energy is so charismatic, you cannot take your eyes off her.

Michelle Etienne

Vancouver, British Columbia

Festival Ballet Providence’s Heather O’Halloran brings dazzle and spirit to every role. She is mesmerizing.

Tracy A. Frederickson

Norton, MA

Houston Ballet’s Lauren Anderson!

Ashley Garcia-Rameau

Houston, TX

Cait Jones, who teaches here at Talent Forum and performs at tap festivals all over the Midwest, is talented, beautiful, and has great stage presence.

Maria D. Salvador

Chicago, IL

Day Helesic of Vancouver’s Holy Body Tattoo—a modern dance company. She has incredible technique and she dances from her very essence. This is where it’s at in dance—not MTV. I think she’s an “It Girl” but it depends what version of “It” you’re looking for.

Carla Benavides

Edmonton, Alberta

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