Ms. Taylor is a 17 year-old senior at Ft. Zumwalt North H.S., Ms. Bennet,17, is a senior at John Burroughs and Mr. Bush, 18, is a senior at Soldan International Studies H.S. All members of “The Dancing Six” attend Central VPA H.S.: Jacob Dorsey, 15, freshman, David McCall & Joshua Hall, 16, sophomores, Channce Williams, 17, junior, Daryon H. Kent & Robert Crenshaw, 18, seniors.
Many additional special awards and prizes went to finalists and semi-finalists alike. A list of all prize winners can be found at the FPACF website. The group of twenty-five finalists will also have the opportunity to perform at a variety of events around the metro area over the upcoming year, giving them great additions to their professional resumes.
The Broadway-style show was written and directed by Tony Parise (Broadway actor/director) and choreographed by Yvonne Meyer Hare (Professional Dance Center). Last year’s first place winner “Daring Donesha” Buhr returned to perform a special number to a 50’s music medley. In addition, the Fox Tellerettes performed several dance numbers and emcee Ben Nordstrom (Kevin Kline Award winner) kept the program running smoothly with humor and song.
The Finals were videotaped by The Nine Network for a special St. Louis Teen Talent Competition program to be aired on Saturday, May 23, at 8 p.m. This special presentation will give a wider audience the opportunity to see St. Louis’ talented teens perform. The 6th Annual St. Louis Teen Talent Competition at The Fox has been scheduled for Friday, April 22, 2016.
Fox Performing Arts Charitable Foundation fosters, promotes, and encourages young people in the St. Louis region to discover and participate in the joy and wonder of live performances.