Each year, Dance Spirit partners with competitions to feature promising dancers who have technique and charisma to spare. Here are the 2014 DS Future Star Award Winners:

(Photo courtesy Colleen Febbraro)

Isabella Febbraro

Age 12

Studio 19 Dance Complex, Cranberry Township, PA

Artists Simply Human, Atlantic City, NJ

(Photo by Backstage Performing Arts, courtesy Tara Wojciechowski)

Julia Doherty

Age 10

McHenry Dance Centre, Havertown, PA

Backstage Performing Arts Competition, Atlantic City, NJ

(Photo courtesy Scott Featherstone)

Emma Featherstone

Age 13

QC Dance, Blaine, MN

Celebration Talent Competition, Wisconsin Dells, WI

(Photo courtesy Barbara Batt)

Jeanna Batt

Age 15

Debbie’s Dance Company, Jacksonville, FL

Celebration Talent Competition, Panama City, FL

(Photo courtesy Lori Sheffer)

Marissa Sheffer

Age 18

Momentum Dance, Arlington, TX

Dance Showcase USA, Kennedale, TX

(Photo by Anne Barry, courtesy Naomi Jung)

Naomi Jung

Age 16

Dance Connection, Palo Alto, CA

Dupree Dance, Chicago, IL

(Photo courtesy Lisa Grondin)

Julia Grondin

Age 15

Diane Kelley Dance Studio, West Boylston, MA

Elite Performance Challenge, Danvers, MA

(Photo by Exulting Images, courtesy Kim Blume)

Delany Blume

Age 16

Studio 5D, Winter Springs, FL

Encore Dance Competition for the Stars, Savannah, GA

(Photo courtesy Mark Evans)

Bridget Evans

Age 17

The Academy of Dance, Newport News, VA

Encore Dance Competitions for the Stars, Hershey, PA

(Photo courtesy Sherrie Evans)

Brendan Evans

Age 17

Revolution Dance Center, Montrose, CA

Encore Performing Arts Showcase, Las Vegas, NV

(Photo courtesy Rhineheart Photography)

Olivia Balawender

Age 11

Lisa’s School of Dance, Streetsboro, OH

Energy National Dance Competition, Sandusky, OH

(Photo by Autumn Stankay, courtesy Kelly Heider)

Aydin Boone-Long

Age 11

Dancers by Design, LLC, Greensburg, PA

Extreme Talent Showcase, West Mifflin, PA

(Photo by Martha Schickler, courtesy Hannah Campanelli)

Hannah Campanelli

Age 17

Pittsford Dance Studio, Pittsford, NY

Hall of Fame Dance Challenge, Virginia Beach, VA

(Photo by Hall of Fame Productions, courtesy Deanna L. Quick)

Liv Horinouchi

Age 15

Orange County Performing Arts Academy, Anaheim Hills, CA

Hall of Fame Dance Challenge, Las Vegas, NV

(Photo by Evolve Photography, courtesy Taylor Sieve)

Taylor Sieve

Age 16

Larkin Dance Studio, Maplewood, MN

Hall of Fame Dance Challenge, Orlando, FL

(Photo by Headliners Media, courtesy Brittney Bilgrien)

Joey Fontaine-Acciardo

Age 11

High Steppin’ Dance Academy, Johnstone, RI

Headliners, East Providence, RI

(Photo courtesy Starpower Dance Competition)

Lauren Renteria

Age 18

Dance Precisions, Anaheim, CA

Starpower Talent Competition, Las Vegas, NV

(Photo Courtesy Michelle Allen)

Mackenzie Allen

Age 18

Expressions Dance Theatre, Crescent Springs, KY

Groove National Dance Competition, Atlantic City, NJ

(Photo courtesy Megan Shepherd)

Megan Shepherd

Age 16

Nina’s School of Dance, Durham, NC

Marvonna National Dance Competition, Supply, NC

(Photo courtesy Emily Fulford)

Da’Quan Fulford

Age 12

Freestyle Dance Studio, Killeen, TX

Monsters of Hip Hop, Orlando, FL

(Photo by Platoon, courtesy April Wolfe)

Summer Wolfe

Age 10

Williams Dance and Gymnastics Center, Fayetteville, AR

Open Call Competition, Panama City, FL

(Photo courtesy Samantha Cammuso)

Samantha Cammuso

Age 18

The Movement Box, Syracuse, NY

Power of Dance, Wildwood, NJ

(Photo courtesy Michael Kuremsky)

Caroline Kuremsky

Age 19

StarStruck ADA, Cincinnati, OH

Power Pak, Ocean City, MD

(Photo courtesy Noelle Pate Packett)

Jada Pate

Age 10

Studio Bleu Dance Center, Ashburn, VA

Power Pak, Ocean City, MD

(Photo courtesy Anthony Judge)

Brooke Judge

Age 10

Dance Town, Doral, FL

Power Pak, Orlando, FL

(Photo by Dawn Victoria, courtesy Tracy Turner)

Danin Turner

Age 17

GJ Dance Studio, Waldorf, MD

Power Pak, Orlando, FL

(Photo by Matthew Wright, courtesy Liz Price)

Sydney Price

Age 17

Epic Dance Company, Flemington, NJ

Revolution Talent Competition, Virginia Beach, VA

(Photo by Universal Event Photography, courtesy Robyn Scurek)

Sean Jones

Age 18

Center Stage Dance Company, Bloomingdale, IL

Revolution Talent Competition, Chicago, IL

(Photo courtesy Mary Lattner-Lotz)

Julia Marie Lotz

Age 18

Elite Dance by Damian, Warrendale, PA

Showbiz National Talent Competition, Virginia Beach, VA

(Photo by Anicia Beckwith, courtesy Suzie Elias)

Suzie Elias

Age 18

Forever Dance, Lake Tahoe, NV

Spotlight Dance Cup, Anaheim, CA

(Photo by Chaparral Photo, courtesy Laura Osburn)

Kristyn Osburn

Age 17

Dance Unlimited, Buda, TX

Starbound National Talent Competition, San Antonio, TX

(Photo by Eugene Nichols, courtesy Shani Nichols)

Rex Kline

Age 15

Western Nevada Performing Arts Center, Carson City, NV

Starbound National Talent Competition, Lake Tahoe, CA

(Photo courtesy Starbound National Competition)

Ricky Dunoyer

Age 15

Dance 360, Orlando, FL

Starbound National Talent Competition, Orlando, FL

(Photo courtesy Alan Miller)

Stephanie Miller

Age 18

Long Island Academy of Dance, Lake Grove, NY

Starbound National Talent Competition, Atlantic City, NJ

(courtesy Diana Campbell)

Sofia Campbell

Age 12

Carolina Dance Capital, Charlotte, NC

Starpower Talent Competition, Ocean City, MD

(Photo by Todd Adams Photography, courtesy Terry DiCastro)

Alexandra DiCastro

Age 11

Central Florida Dance Center, Winter Garden, FL

Starpower Talent Competition, Orlando, FL

(Photo courtesy Jana Richey)

Avery Richey

Age 12

New Dimensions Dance Academy, Oviedo, FL

Starpower Talent Competition, Orlando, FL

(Photo by Erol Eyikan, courtesy Jen Eyikan)

Aydin Eyikan

Age 11

Flash Pointe Dance, Fairfield, CT

Starpower Talent Competition, Uncasville, CT

(Photo by Amy Dillman, courtesy Renee Gliwa)

Drew Gliwa

Age 16

Art in Motion Dance Studio, Champaign, IL

Starpower Talent Competition, Branson, MO

(Photo courtesy Robin Surdam)

Frantz Augustin

Age 17

Strictly Rhythm, Alexandria, VA

Starpower Talent Competition, Myrtle Beach, SC

(Photo by Figment Image Centre, courtesy Carol Chayer)

Melissa Chayer

Age 18

Denise Smith Dance Studio, Manotick, Ontario, Canada

Starpower Talent Competition, Ocean City, MD

(Photo by David Hofmann, courtesy Tracy Citek)

Noah Citek

Age 10

Just Plain Dancin’, Corona, CA

Starpower Talent Competition, Las Vegas, NV

(Photo by DFine Photography, courtesy Susan Manuud)

Ryan Manuud

Age 12

On The Edge Performance Center, Port Jefferson Station, NY

Starpower Talent Competition, Atlantic City, NJ

(Photo courtesy Valerie Celentano)

Valerie Celentano

Age 16

North East Dance Academy, Commack, NY

Starpower Talent Competition, Atlantic City, NJ

(Photo courtesy Step Up 2 Dance)

Sarah Norris

Age 18

ABC Center for Performing Arts, Sidney, NY

Step Up 2 Dance, Manchester, NH

(Photo courtesy Deborah Wimberger)

Antonia J. Wimberger

Age 17

Create Dance Center, Massapequa, NY

True Talent, East Stroudsburg, PA

(Photo courtesy Nancy Walther)

Sequoyah Walther-Gingold

Age 9

The Vibe Dance Center, Bend, OR

Velocity Dance Competition, Las Vegas, NV

(Photo courtesy Danine Cubbage)

Madison Cubbage

Age 16

Strictly Rhythm Dance Center, Alexandria, VA

Starpower Talent Competition, Uncasville, CT

(photo courtesy Tomika White)

Keni N White

Age 16

Studio J School of Dance, Independence, MO

Hall of Fame National Dance Competition, Sandusky, VA

DS traveled all over the country this summer to see you shine at Nationals. Meet this year’s winners of the Dance Spirit Future Star Award. Congrats, dancers!

Katie Ann Martinez

Patricia Penenori Dance Center, Miami, FL

American Dance Awards, Orlando, FL

Cara Zeph

Patricia Ann Dance Studio, Dunedin, FL

DANCEAMERICA, Orlando, FL

Aimee Otte

Southern Strut Dance Center, Inc., Brunswick, GA

Platinum Dance Competition, Panama City, FL

Cara Mund

Let’s Dance Studio, Bismarck, ND

Spotlight Dance Cup, Branson, MO

Lani Yamanaka

Carlsbad Dance Centre, Carlsbad, CA

Spotlight Dance Cup, Anaheim, CA

Seth Toups

Center Stage Productions, Bryan, TX

Starbound, San Antonio, TX

Samantha Braine

Dance Stop, Parlin, NJ

Starbound, Atlantic City, NJ

Michael Place

Deborah’s Stage Door Center for the Performing Arts, Rochester Hills, MI

Starbound, Orlando, FL

Megan Poon

The Dance Corps, Mississauga, Ontario, Canada

Starpower, Myrtle Beach, SC

Tori Cullo

Dancensations Dance Center, Alexandria, VA

Starpower, Ocean City, MD

Mercedes Bolden

Weir Dancin, Matthews, NC

Starpower, Las Vegas, NV

Becca Hopkins

Steppin’ Out—The Studio, Lee’s Summit, MO

Starpower, Branson, MO

Bailey Krouse

Art in Motion Dance Studio, Champaign, IL

Starpower, Branson, MO

Paulina Macias

The Dance Zone, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Starpower, Orlando, FL

Stephanie Noble

Dance Dimensions, New Milford, NJ

Starpower, Ocean City, MD

Amanda Ray

Dance Revolution With Erika, Revere, MA

Step Up 2 Dance, Manchester, NH

Paige Borowski

Carousel Dance Studio, West Hills, CA

Tremaine Dance Conventions, Orlando, FL

Cami Spring

Studio Bleu Dance Center, Ashburn, VA

Revolution National Talent Competition, Washington, D.C.

Deanna Tomasetta

Elite Academy of Dance, Shrewsbury, MA

StarQuest, Virginia Beach, VA

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