The Quesnel Festival of the Performing Arts is passing on its thanks by honouring four dancers who performed for the final time at the festival in 2021.
Elledae Armstrong, Emily Milliken-Heape, Emily Nelson and Amy Vardy will be graduating from the program this year, and managed to compete at a virtual dance festival.
“We have watched these young ladies perform and grow as dancers through-out the years. We are extremely proud of their accomplishments,” noted a news release from the festival.
Vardy has been dancing for the past 12 years in a number of styles.
“I love dancing and getting the opportunity to teach, especially with my studio ‘For the Love of Dance,’” she said. “My team and I have so much fun together and we are so close, like a family.”
Vardy placed second in her Hip Hop Solo and third in both her Modern and Interpretive Modern Solos. She thanked her coaches, noting they are great at giving critiques.
“This is my last year dancing since I am graduating but I hope to continue teaching classes at my studio,” Vardy said.
“I love working with children and sharing my passion with them. Next year I hope to continue my education at the college, working towards a degree in early childhood education.”
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