CAAM
Chinese Dance
Theater

2017 Stanley and Marvel Chong Scholars

Ana Dolny

Ana has been dancing with CAAM CDT for 12 years. She was selected for this award on the basis of her integrity, serious approach to dance, and leadership qualities. According to Teng Laoshi, no matter where Ana is positioned (front or back) or whether the instructor watches or not, she is consistently serious about learning and practice. She never misses a class without a legitimate reason, takes the initiative to lead the others to practice, and actively participates in outreaches.
Charlotte Emanoff

Charlotte is in her eighth year at CAAM CDT. She was selected for this award on the basis of her serious approach to dance and her skills. According to Li Laoshi, Charlotte is respectful to the teacher and adults and gets along well with her peers. She has a good attitude toward learning and a high attendance rate, which is translating into excellent skill. Charlotte has never turned down an outreach.
Eileen Jiang

Two-time winner Eileen Jiang was re-selected for this award because she always takes learning seriously, actively participates in community activities and outreaches, and demonstrates good leadership. Specifically, she helps bridge communications between the instructors and students, and offers extra assistance to dancers who need a little extra help. She is patient with new students and, without asking, has stepped into the role of a teacher’s aide.
Echo Nelson

Echo has been dancing with CAAM CDT since she was 3 years old. According to Teng Laoshi, Echo was selected for this award because she loves Chinese dance, takes learning seriously and works hard. She is able to follow directions closely to practice and has made huge improvements in the past two years. Echo never misses a class without a legitimate reason and actively participates in outreaches.
Photo credits: (left to right, top to bottom): The Dolny family, Jijun He, The Emanoff family, The Emanoff family, Jack Yan, Christopher Yu Olson, Douglas Nelson, Adam Emanoff.