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Dance showcases growth, depth and spirit

RE's All-School Dance Showcase featured more than 90 dancers in some 60 pieces over two nights at Swenson Hall, offering a delightful deluge of dance that made it clear that RE's dance program under faculty members Desiree Masucci and Bailey Farrell is growing and thriving. The two-night performance concluded with a tribute to the program's graduating eighth graders, each of whom received long-stem roses from their younger peers. Photo Gallery
Masucci, who summoned the dancers to stage for the special recognition, also received a bouquet of roses from her grateful students. The eighth-grade dancers moving to the Upper School include: Emma Arnhols '23, Tamia Beckford '23, Aexandra Boord '23, Grace Burke '23, Mia Albelo Calderon '23, Simone Castro Liberman '23, Elise Echarte' 23, Anabelle Echevarria '23, Lucy Fitzpatrick '23, Alexa Geller '23, Sloane Gittler '23, Mia Gould '23, India Harrelson '23, Lauren Howard '23, Barbie Hyland '23, Sofia Miranda '23, Ivy Rosenberg '23, Kathryn Serra '23, Emily Stern '23, Leila Zaydon '23.

"You were my first class, and I love you so much," said Masucci to the students. "I know you are all going to make us so proud at the Upper School."

The program also said goodbye to graduating seniors Isabella Cofresi '19 and Maggie McDowell '19, who train at the Upper School under Farrell.

The two nights featured an array of pieces choeographed and cast by the students, who also had a say in their costume and lighting choices. They dedicated some of their pieces to an array of non-profit organizations whose causes inspired the works: Breakthrough Miami, National Alliance on Mental Illnes, American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, Children's Bereavement Center, No More Tears, Rainbow Foundation, Miami Girls Foundation and #Black Girls Magic movement.

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Dancers
Gylian Amdur ’20
Emma Arnhols ’23*
Eliza Arnold ’24
Bree Arrastia ’24
Tamia Beckford ’23*
Sophia Bonafonte ’24
Alexandra Boord ’23*
Mia Bouyoucef ’25
Grace Burke ’23*
Mia Albelo Calderon ’23*
Julieta Carom ’25
Simone Castro Liberman ’23*
Isabella Cofresi ’19*
Ana Cury ’24
Julia Cuy ’25
Emma Danon ’19*
Tea Delic ’24
Jilly Demos-Brown ’25
Leah Dimond ’24
Isabel Djerejian ’25
Patricia Drulard ’24
Emma Dvorkin ’24
Becca Ebenbach ’24
Elise Echarte ’23*
Anabelle Echevarria ’23*
Amelia Tovar Espasas ’24
Becca Fisher ’20
Lucy Fitzpatrick ’23*
Carolina Font ’24
Daniela Garcia Moreno ’25
Alexa Geller ’23*
Elle Geller ’25
Sloane Gittler ’23*
Ella Gonzalez ’24
Mia Gould ’23*
India Harrelson ’23*
Eden Harris ’24
Addie Heldman ’25
Valentina Herrera ’24
Emma Holtzman ’24
Claire Holzman ’21
Lauren Howard ’23*
Barbie Hyland ’23*
Tyira Jackson ’24
Jayden Jagolinzer ’24
Olivia Janette ’24
Alba Uriarte Jimenez ’22
Maya Karai ’24
Ariana Kaye ’24
Michael Kaye ’24
Ella Kuppers ’22
Elicia Lee ’25
Alexandra Leiser ’25
Gabrielle Lieberman ’24
Bea Lindemann ’25
Ella Lombardo ’24
Karina Ly ’25
Gabriela Martinez ’24
Maggie McDowell ’19*
Joaquin Merlo-Garzon ’24
Sofia Miranda ’23*
Victoria Miranda ’24
Sofia Mora ’20
Kira Oglesby ’22
Andrea Ortiz ’24
Lauren Page ’24
Andrea Paniagua ’24
Juliana Perez Rivera’24
Laura Prieto ’24
Kiera Rampersad ’25
Marella Rebessi ’24
Sol Robert ’22
Ivy Rosenberg ’23*
Elle Rosenblum ’24
Sophie Rouillard ’24
Scarlett Sable ’24
Amelia Sanford ’22
Lauren Scott ’24
Kathryn Serra ’23*
Jaden Simkins ’24
Elisa Sotero ’24
Amanda Sotolongo ’21
Sofia Srebnick ’24
Emily Stern ’23*
Katya Sucher ’22
Isabella Swimmer ’24
Mia Tabet ’24
Anuradha Tewari ’25
Leah Vela ’25
Hilary Weisburd ’21
Lauren Zanarini ’22
Leila Zaydon ’23*
Ariya Zhuk ’24
* graduating eighth graders and seniors
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