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Dayna Claire Palmer
Dance Education
2013 2015

2011 2013

2010 Present

High School for Performing and Visual Arts (HSPVA)

Attended as a Dance major (15 hours/week)
Modern Dance: LuAnne Carter, Janie Carothers, Courtney Jones, Laura Gutierrez, Noel Silva
Ballet/Pointe: Denise Williams, Jeanne Doornbos, Fara Bowen, Adrian Ciobanu, Lisa Ballo
Tap: Kim Kelley
Musical Theatre: Courtney Jones and Janie Carothers
Dance History: LuAnne Carter
Dance Composition: LuAnne Carter and Courtney Jones
Stephen F. Austin High School
Member of the Freshman Dance Team and Austin Angels Dance Team
Directors: Betsy Heathcock, Lilian Mason
Assistant Director: Ashlee Williamson, a HSPVA alumna
Ann Moody Sill Dance Studio (AMSDS)
Senior Performing Company member
Ballet, Pointe, Tap, Jazz Dance, Modern/Contemporary Dance, Hip Hop, and Musical Theatre

Workshops and Intensives: Setting of choreography/Master workshop with Guest Artist Roderick George, Houston Dance Collective
Winter Intensive (2014), University of Arizona Jazz Dance Showcase (2014), Setting of choreography/Master workshop with Guest
Artists Michelle de la Reza and Peter Kope (2014), Joffrey Southwest Dallas (2014), Rockettes Summer Intensive (2012, 13, 14),
Ad Deum Summer Intensive (2014), Intensive with Pattie Obey (2014), Houston Metropolitan Dance Company Summer Intensive
(2011, 13) Texas A&M Summer Dance Intensive (2010, 11)
Summer Intensive Acceptances: Boston Conservatory, Perry Mansfield, and American Ballet Theater
Master Classes: Radio City Rockettes, Jennifer Golonka, Kyle Robinson, Laura Valentine, Nina Watt from Jose
Limon Dance Company, Bill Piner from Ballet Austin, Cloud Gate Dance Theater of Taiwan, Zach Tang
2014-2015: Scottish Ballet, University of Oklahoma, MOMIX Dance Company, Southern Methodist University, Complexions, CALArts
Performing Experience
Fall Dance Concert
Music, Music, Music!
AMSDS Recital
Dance Showcase 1 & 2
2012/2013 Angelica Spring Show
Austin Angels Dance Team
Tournament of Roses Parade Bands of America Honor Band; Dancer
Greatest Show on Earth
AMSDS Recital
Annual Christmas Shows

Denny Theatre
Cullen Theatre
Denney Theatre
Stephen F. Austin High School
Pasadena, California
Cullen Theatre
Sugar Land Town Square, Downtown

Aquarium, Nursing homes/Rehab centers

Academic Performance
GPA: 4.26, Class Rank: 22 out of 173, SAT Scores: Reading (610) Math (700) Writing (640), ACT Score: 27
Volunteer/Work Experience
Staff: AMSDS, Ages 3-4 Beginner Ballet/Tap (2014-2015), Assistant Teacher: AMSDS, Jazz Dance (2014-2015), Initiated the HSPVA
National Honor Societys service at the Ronald McDonald House-Houston (2014), National Honor Society (2013-2015): Thirst
Project Fundraiser, Foto Fest (Literacy Through Photography) & Red Thumb Reminder (Stop using your cell phone when driving),
Performer/Actress: Stephen F. Austin High School Theater 2 Childrens Show (2013), Y. E. S. Community Service Program: Pink
Ribbons Project (2011), Tracie Hester Organ Donor Walk (2011, 2012), and Angels Junior Clinic (2011,2012), Helped teach Hip Hop:
George R. Brown Convention Center, Houston (2011), Student Leader for ages 3-12: AMSDS (2009-2014)
Awards and Scholarships
Elite Level Jazz Dancer, acceptance into the Ballet and Jazz year round Trainee Program, and a 25% Scholarship to intensive
program of choice: Joffrey Ballet School (2014), Academic Achievement in Spanish and Pre Calculus: HSPVA (2014), Most Improved
in Modern Dance: HSPVA (2014), Heart of Gold: Austin Angels Dance Team (2013), Academic Excellence: Stephen F. Austin High
School (2011-2013), Best Actress: Garcia Middle School Theater (2011), Most Improved Dancer: Ann Moody Sill Dance Studio (2011)