Dancin’ In The Spotlight
Summer 2020 update
My year as a Tremaine DOTY was a reflective year of growth in which I matured as a person and as a dancer. Although this year was cut short, I was happy to represent Tremaine with pride and learn about the responsibility that comes with working so closely with the faculty and dancers. Not only was I pushed in every style, but I was encouraged and shown love by everyone, and I am forever grateful.
My name is Alejandro Vargas, and I am 17 years old. I have been dancing for 10 years at Dancin’ In The Spotlight in Rahway, New Jersey, under the direction of Liz LeBar, and am so excited to represent Tremaine as the new Senior Male Dancer of the Year. I began dancing at the age of seven, actually in Latin dance classes, but soon after, my parents decided to put me in a musical theater class at my local dance studio. Little did I know this is the studio where I would fall in love with dance and continue to train in all styles including tap, jazz, musical theater, ballet, hip hop, contemporary, and acro. When I was younger, my parents had put me in all types of sports and activities, but they realized that nothing would bring me as much joy as dance, and they too realized that they loved watching me dance. Tremaine was the first ever dance convention I attended, and it has created some of the best experiences and memories that all contributed to my dance journey and the dancer that I am today. Aside from dancing, I enjoy spending my time baking and decorating cakes and desserts, which is another outlet for me to express my creativity. I would like to greatly thank my parents, family, and dance teachers for continuously supporting and loving me throughout my dance career, helping to shape me into the dancer and person that I am today. Finally, I would like to thank Joe Tremaine, all of the faculty and staff at Tremaine for this amazing opportunity and I am ecstatic to learn, grow, and inspire this year as the 2019-20 Senior Male Dancer of the Year!
Summer 2020 update
“Strive not to be a success, but rather to be of value,” Albert Einstein. Thank you to the Tremaine faculty and staff for giving me the most valuable reward I have received. Your belief in me has meant more than you know. I have grown so much not only as a dancer but as a person and this memorable year will lead me to the next chapter of my life.
My name is Grace Quarterman. I am 16 years old, and from Houston, Texas. It is thrilling to be representing Tremaine as their Senior Female Dancer of the Year this upcoming season. I started my dance training at the age of three at my home studio, Dancezone, where I continue to learn and grow in all genres of dance under the direction of Sheila Milner. I am thankful for the guidance and mentorship I have received from her, as well as the love from my parents, who give me the strength daily to believe in myself. Dance has always played an integral part in my life from a very young age. I remember as soon as I was old enough to finally attend Tremaine, I was so excited, because I had always seen the faculty shows as a toddler. Since attending my first Tremaine, I have enjoyed taking classes at their regionals, summer tours, and nationals, where it has allowed me and other dancers to grow in a positive and fun environment. When I’m not dancing you can find me traveling with my family or spending time baking and cooking delicious foods. Thank you to Mr. Joe Tremaine and the Tremaine faculty, as I am grateful and honored for this wonderful opportunity. I am so excited for this upcoming tour and I can’t wait for the unlimited possibilities that this season will bring!
Amanda’s Dance Express
Grand Prairie, TX
Summer 2020 update
Being a Tremaine DOTY has meant a lot to me this year. By being DOTY I’ve learned that this is a privilege everybody doesn’t get to experience. This opportunity meant I had to hold myself more accountable knowing that I was constantly being watched by parents, teachers, and other dancers. Being DOTY meant I had to lead by example. I’m extremely grateful for having this opportunity.
My name is Brandon Talton, and I am 15 years old. I started my journey of dance when I was seven, but had only trained in hip-hop until I was 9. After that, I started training in all genres at Amanda’s Dance Express. Tremaine in Dallas was my very first convention, and it helped me become more open to other styles of dance. Dance is a huge passion of mine, but outside of dance I like to hang out with friends and play basketball. I am very thankful for all the support I have had along the way. I am so appreciative of my studio owner, Mrs. Amanda Hunt, for being supportive and guiding me every step of the way, which allowed me to get to where I am today. I’m especially grateful for my mom, Toya Keas. She has sacrificed so much time and worked hard every day just so I can be in a position to have all of these amazing opportunities. Thank you to Mr. Joe Tremaine and the faculty for believing in me and giving me the honor of being the 2019-20 Tremaine Teen Male Dancer of The Year. I am truly blessed to have this opportunity. I can’t wait to grow even more this year. I’m excited and ready to see what this tour has in store!
The Dallas Conservatory
Summer 2020 update
This year was one of the most unforgettable years of my life! I want to give a special thanks to Joe Tremaine and the extraordinary faculty for this opportunity to lead and represent the Tremaine family. It truly has been an honor training and dancing beside the best. I am forever grateful for this opportunity and will carry my experience of Tremaine Teen Dancer of the Year with me forever.
Hello! My name is Natalia Scuilla, and I am 14 years old. I attend The Dallas Conservatory, training under the direction of Jacqueline Porter and their incredible faculty. It is because of their constant love, support and extraordinary training, that I have been able to achieve this goal. I began dancing at the age of two, and since then, I knew that being on stage was a feeling I couldn’t live without. I train in ballet, pointe, jazz, contemporary, hip hop, tap, lyrical, modern, and recently began taking ballroom classes. I love all styles! I attended my very first Tremaine at the age of eight, and instantly knew this convention was special and that I wanted to be a part of this family. I spend most of my time dancing, but when I am not in the studio, I love to shop, listen to music, watch movies and spend time with my family and friends. A huge thank you to everyone who has supported and encouraged me during this journey. Those close to me know that this is a goal I have dreamed of achieving! Thank you, Mr. Joe Tremaine and the faculty for the honor and opportunity to represent as your 2019-20 Teen Female Dancer of the Year. I am BEYOND excited to learn, grow and share my love for dance this year!
In The Spotlight Dance Conservatory
Summer 2020 update
For me, being Tremaine DOTY means that I am a part of Joe Tremaine’s Legacy! So few get to say that! It also says that I have had the opportunity to train under the very top of the industry. I want grow to be a kind and genuine artist that I’m meant to be as I continue to learn from Mr. Tremaine and his faculty of mentors. I’m a lucky and grateful kid.
Hi from California! I’m 11 year old Hudson, and I am THRILLED to be a part of the legacy that is Tremaine Dance Conventions! I have tagged along with my sisters to Tremaine Conventions and pretty much everywhere else since before I could walk and now to have this coveted spot as DOTY – AH-MAZ-ING!! As you can imagine I spend most of my time dancing and training for dance, but this year while touring with Team Tremaine I will also be testing for my black belt in Tae Kwon Do. I’ve been working and studying for that since I was five years old, so it’s kind of a big deal for me! I’m also quite the chef and I can often be found cooking up healthy food and my share of cookies and cakes. I love healthy eating, but, when I bake, you can usually find me with batter on my nose because licking the bowl is the best part. I also ADORE all dogs and if I see one I must become their friend immediately! I’m super blessed with the best, most supportive dance family who loves me up and keeps me humble every single day! One day I hope to tour the country as a convention teacher or dance with American Ballet Theater. I’ll be seeing you during the 2019-20 Tremaine tour and I want to meet as many friends as possible so FIND ME!
Joan Bartoletti & Julie Bartoletti Brown
Summer 2020 update
My year of being the Tremaine Junior DOTY has been the absolute best experience of my life. It has been amazing working with the incredible faculty and bonding with my fellow DOTY and Tremaine Performance Company members. I will forever cherish this memorable time. Each city I attended, I left like I grew as a dancer . I am so grateful that I was able to experience this amazing year as the Junior DOTY.
My name is Ava Collazos, and I am 11 years old. I am so honored to have been chosen as Tremaine’s 2019-20 Junior Female Dancer Of The Year. I attended my first Tremaine Convention at eight years old. Since then, I have made some great friendships and have been lucky enough to take class from Tremaines’ wonderful teachers. My favorite styles of dance are lyrical and ballet, although I train in all styles of dance as much as I can. I have always enjoyed dancing, and started my journey at the age of two. My parents would ask me if I wanted to try other sports but dance was always my first love. From my very first dance class until the present, I always get excited going to the studio to learn new skills and grow as a dancer. When I am not dancing, I am typically doing school work or hanging out with my family. I would like to thank the Tremaine Faculty, especially Mr. Joe Tremaine, for giving me this amazing opportunity. None of this would have been possible without my family, my studio, and my dance teachers. I am beyond excited for the upcoming season. I can’t even begin to imagine how amazing this year will be!