Emily James, senior Dance Major and four-year Vivid Dance Team dancer and officer, earned a position to compete in the Senior Finalists as a soloist. She is one of the 14 dancers competing out of 92 Senior Soloists.
ear Emily has competed at Nationals she has placed for her solo, and this year she gets an opportunity to perform and compete in front of approximately 2,000 spectators and dance team members from over 50 high schools across the country," said Vickie George, director of the Vivid Dance Team. "We are so blessed to have such a talented, humble, and God-loving dancer reach out with the Valley Christian Schools name tomorrow night! This is the first time since 2014 that our school has reached such an honor. God is doing wonderful things through dance."
Emily began dancing at the age of three with her competitive performances starting at the age of five. Emily has been a part of the VCHS Vivid Dance Team since her freshman year, and has been an officer the last two years. Emily has placed first, second, third and fourth as a soloist at Nationals over the last 4 years. She also attended USA Dance Camp and was awarded the title of 2017 Camp Dancer of the Year. Throughout her dance years, Emily placed in the top 10 of soloists at numerous competitions. During the summer of 2018 she attended the Joffrey Ballet Summer Intensive. She has also had many lead roles in Capital Dance Company’s summer productions.
"Colette Evans and I are also blessed to announce that the Valley Christian Dance Team is coming home with two National tiles for the team and a 3rd place overall for Senior soloists Emily James. These students graced the stage with poise and confidence without losing the site of God. What a wonderful way to end the school year!" said Ms. George.
2018-2019 Vivid Dance Team– Officers: Emily Hesler, Emily James, and Shannon Kanetake, Team Members: Jordan Cabrera, Kate Candelaria, Chelsea Huffman, Ashley Kim, Julia Lopez, Capri Macchiarella, Emily Mulinyawe, Callie Newsom, Kareen Nguyen, Tiffany Nguyen, Maiya Patel, Simond Pond, Ruby Qian, Emily Rosa, Joanna Shan, Erica Sun, Chelsey Wang, and Mia Zhang.