The 2020-2021 All-County Honors Dance Ensemble of Baltimore County Public Schools

will be featured in a virtual dance concert hosted by the Maryland State Department of Education’s Fine Arts Office. The event, “Maryland Dances! A Statewide Dance Sharing,” was made available online on Wednesday, June 2, from 7-8 p.m.

“2021 is a special year for the All-County Honors Dance Ensemble as it marks the 15th anniversary of this ensemble,” said Sonia Synowski, BCPS dance resource teacher. “We are so proud of our Honors dancers who were committed to excellence for every rehearsal and who are wonderful representatives of Baltimore County Public Schools.”

Since its inception, the ensemble has been directed by Stephanie Powell, dance teacher at George Washington Carver Center for Arts and Technology. Madison Bonaparte, dance teacher at Middle River Middle School, serves as the ensemble’s assistant director.

This year’s ensemble is comprised of 19 returning members from the 2019-2020 ensemble who committed to weekly virtual rehearsals during the 2020-2021 school year to prepare choreography for Maryland Dances.

The ensemble members are:

High School Members

Imani Abney, Grade 12, Carver Center

Toimar Allen, Grade 10, Milford Mill Academy

LaKeira Anderson, Grade 9, Carver Center

Olivia Anderson, Grade 10, Carver Center

Simone Brown, Grade 9, Carver Center

Jordan Cherry, Grade 10, Milford Mill Academy

Melody Cole, Grade 10, Parkville High

Lillian Geedey, Grade 10, Carver Center

Kendal Jordan, Grade 12, Carver Center

Sara Klugs, Grade 11, Milford Mill Academy

Randall McKinney, Grade 12, Carver Center

Shantae Samms, Grade 10, Carver Center

Morgan Strebeck, Grade 12, Patapsco High

Ray-Nyizah Waller-Jones, Grade 9, Carver Center

Jase Woolcock, Grade 9, Carver Center

Middle School Members

Isabel Aolani Armstrong, Grade 8, Pikesville Middle

AaShyah de Vries, Grade 8, Deep Creek Middle

Ja’Zara Lane, Grade 8, Deer Park Middle

Madisyn Rice-Evans, Grade 7, Franklin Middle