Every Friday, we spotlight a past Joci Awards finalist and find out what they’ve been up to since performing in the annual competition, learn what the future holds for them, and ask them to dish sage advice to future competitors. Look for a new finalist spotlight every Friday, and if you know of a past winner interested in being featured, contact us here.


First, tell us what year, category, song/piece, etc., you performed at the Joci Awards. 2015, Dance, “Feeling Good”

What are you up to now? Are you in school? Working? I am studying at Texas Christian University. Major: Ballet. Minor: Movement Science

What are your plans for the future? My plans for the future are to keep dancing and staying involved with the performing arts. I am thinking about physical therapy specialized for dancers. I would also like to get my Pilates certification.

Tell us about your Joci Awards experience. What was it like performing on stage of the Empire Theatre? Any other fun memories that stand out? My experience was incredible. The performing arts is growing with many talented students. I am a ballerina, but I love musical theatre. I took a different approach to this competition with my piece. The competition did not feel like one, it was more of showing off the amazing talent that San Antonio had to offer. It was put together like a show. It was an amazing experience that I will never forget.

What advice do you have for future scholarship applicants and Joci Awards performers? My advice to future applicants and performers is to have fun and show others your talent. Just perform your heart out!

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