Dance Spirit Magazine Future Star Award OR

Dance Spirit Magazine Future Star Award OR

Dance Spirit Magazine Future Star Award

I was recently named the Dance Spirit Magazine 2017 Future Star! I was surprised and honored to have been selected for this award and will be representing my dance community with pride!


Turn It Up would like to take a moment to congratulate our 3 Future Star Award winners for 2016! Ryley Polak from New England Dance Academy (Cape Cod Winner), Delaney Diaz from Stagelite Center of Performing Arts (Ocean City Winner), and Luke Romanzi from Take A Bow Performing Arts Center (Long Branch Winner). Each of these very talented individuals will be honored in Dance Spirit magazine for winning Top Scoring Solo at Turn It Up Nationals. Congratulations to our 3 winners and keep on dancing!

Lyndsay Del Rio has studied dance for 25 years. She studied primarily at Abbott’s Performing Arts Center in Houston for 16 years, under Miss Paula Abbott and Kristen Belknap Vickers and was a part of the teaching staff for 4 years. Also, Lyndsay studied at Cypress Academy for 8 years. Miss Lyndsay was also an 11-year member of the Abbott’s dance competition team. She was awarded Miss Starbound in 2004-2005 and “Future Star Award” from Dance Spirit Magazine in 2005. Miss Lyndsay attended the High School for the Performing and Visual Arts in Houston for two years where she was a dance major, then graduated from Cypress Falls High School. Lyndsay has performed in three musical performances at the Theater Under the Stars (TUTS) between 2003-2005 including Brigadoon, A Chorus Line, and Singin’ in the Rain. After high school in 2005, she went to work for Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines as entertainer/dancer. Then, she attended Sam Houston State University, graduated with honors in December 2009 with a BFA in Dance. While at SHSU, she received the prestigious Mary Ella Montague Scholarship for outstanding Dance Major. During her spare time or lack there of, she performs with a modern/fire dance company called ChinaCat Productions. She started a competition team 10 years ago at Suzanne Semans Studio and can't wait for more years to come. (Source: suzannesemansdancehouston.com)



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