Talk about ending the Summer with a bang! Windward would like to congratulate Leila Williams ‘20, who recently took the top prize at the New Century Dance Project choreographic showcase in Salt Lake City, Utah!
One of 10 competing dancers, all hand-selected from hundreds of submissions, Leila’s piece was awarded first place in the student division, a thrilling honor particularly given the breadth of talent in the showcase.
Leila’s well-deserved win came with an invitation to create a large ensemble piece to be produced on the main stage at next year's NCDP program, as well as a cash prize.
Said Alesia Young, Performing Arts Department Chair and Area Head, Dance, on Leila’s win: “As an arts educator, it was truly an emotional moment to witness one of my students coming into their own as an artist on stage and then seeing that hard work, vision, and commitment pay off in such a big way.”
Congratulations to Leila on this stunning accomplishment!