Dance Highlights Spring Concert

Dance performances can take their audience on a rollercoaster of emotion and movement. Here, the dancer has captured the mood and peacefulness of an early morning city street before the hectic pace of the Fulton Fish market awakens.
Dance performances can take their audience on a rollercoaster of emotion and movement. Here, the dancer has captured the mood and peacefulness of an early morning city street before the hectic pace of the Fulton Fish market awakens.
The bond between dancers is strong, especially when you’re relying on a partner who is spinning you around six feet off the ground.
The bond between dancers is strong, especially when you’re relying on a partner who is spinning you around six feet off the ground.
In the moment, this dancer truly looks like she feels the peaceful, meditative and rejuvenating energy of the ocean in the dance performance ‘Flow.’
In the moment, this dancer truly looks like she feels the peaceful, meditative and rejuvenating energy of the ocean in the dance performance ‘Flow.’
Fulton Street: This modern dance was inspired by the 1934 photograph by Berenice Abbott on exhibit at the Heckscher Museum as part of the You Go Girl Exhibit. The students bring the Fulton Street Fish Market to life through pedestrian and dance movement.
Fulton Street: This modern dance was inspired by the 1934 photograph by Berenice Abbott on exhibit at the Heckscher Museum as part of the You Go Girl Exhibit. The students bring the Fulton Street Fish Market to life through pedestrian and dance movement.
Suffolk's Top Saxophone player Derek Lap enjoys his moment in the spotlight.
Suffolk's Top Saxophone player Derek Lap enjoys his moment in the spotlight.
A dancers movement is accented by color giving her a striking silhouette.
A dancers movement is accented by color giving her a striking silhouette.
Lauren Giglio, a talented thespian and singer, looks right at home on the stage as a guest dancer.
Lauren Giglio, a talented thespian and singer, looks right at home on the stage as a guest dancer.

The annual Spring Dance Concert at Walt Whitman High School featured one of Long Island's top high school dance programs, directed and choreographed by Susan Turner Radin.  “Wednesday night’s dance concert was a perfect example of the magic of performance and creative process because in spite of the challenges, differences, and obstacles we encountered throughout the year, they came together in perfect harmony and gave a fabulous show.” The evening also showcased the award winning Jazz Band and Wind Ensemble, directed by Allan Deitz and, new this year, the Voices of Walt Whitman choral group, directed by Steven Altinel.

The Jazz Band got things off to a great start performing seven numbers from their 2015-2016 repertoire. Whitman’s Dance director, Ms. Susan Turner Radin then introduced several 2016 Dance Awards. Congratulations to six students who were inducted into the National Honor Society for Dance Arts in New York State on May 31, 2016. Inductees: Sonia Bartolomeo, Gary Cisneros, Taylor Greco, Corina Lambraia, Madison Repetti, and Caroline Tomaselli.

Long Island Scholar Artist Award for Dance– Melanie Olinsky

Art Development Fund Award for Dance-  Sonia Bartolomeo

WWHS PTA Achievement Award in Dance-  Inpreet Rattu

PTA Achievement Award in Music and Dance- Jessica Menditto

Photo Gallery


Whitman Dance Program

Susan Turner Radin, Director/Choreographer

Studio in Dance: Beyonce Argenzio, Mavia Ashraf, Daniella Bivas, Gary Cisneros, Aditi jambavat, Delaney Mena, Abigail Quintanilla, Inpreet Rattu, Vishal Rattu, Cindy Richard, Ruthie Rise, Jayda Rosene, Miles Lewis, Marissa Barletta, Sonia Bartolomeo, Elizabeth Mercuiro, Brittany Roche, Kiara Brown, Clarissa Villatoro, Sohrab Wahab, Ariane Apostle

Guest dancers: Miles Lewis, Lauren Giglio, Sam Hoffman, Doug Guida, Taylor Greco

Modern Dance I: Andrea Adames, Elmer Aleman, Evelyn Alvarez, Alex Plaisir, ARiane Apostle, Keni Araujo, Lockeshia Bennett, Jared Rosenthal, Riley Conlon, Yenifer Cordova Palma, Gina Crane, Alex Encarnacion, Olivia Giarratano, Delaney Guiliano, Marianna Kliampas, Angelica Novok, Colin O Neill, Juliana Thorbourne, Sorab Wahab

Modern Dance II/III: Mavia Ashraf, Sonia Bartolomeo, Gary Cisneros, Franklin Clase, Trevor Gundersen, Taylor Greco, Sarah Haller, Jenna Kilkenny, Rachel Kilkenny, Marina Kilkenny, Corina Lambraia, Kelsey Mc Donald, Jessica Menditto, Elizabeth Mercurio, Megan Montemurro, Rebecca Nardelli, Inpreet Rattu, Madison Repetti, and Caroline Tomaselli.

 

Voices of Walt Whitman

Mr. Steven Altinel, Director

SOPRANO- Heather Aadal, Hannah Braun, Lauren D'Avanzo, Lauren Giglio, Samantha Hartig, Sarah Heppler, Liora Hyman, Jessica Menditto, Megan Montemurro, Shealyn Naughton, Kyla Oliver

ALTO - Ifedayo Balogun, Julia Bellontine, Amy Chan, Leah Cozart, Nicole De Martino, Kelsey De Rosa, Katelyn Donahue, Sofie Hibler, Jeanine McNulty, Taninna Oukacine, Ella Podhurst, Elizabeth Plaisir, Samantha Silverio, Victoria Vasta

TENOR -Delaney Guiliano, Sam Hoffman, Michael Jackson, Jacob Klein, Alexander Layer, Nicholas McNulty, Benjamin Morales, John Parra, Christopher Pepe, Brandon Scott, Justin Seda, Alexander Siegel

BASS- Colin Budzitowski, Patrick Canniff, Marco Chiriboga, Ianni Karagiannis, Derek Lap, Ethan Rodriguez, Julio Taku, Carlos Villatoro, and Tyler Zeoli.


Walt Whitman High School Jazz Band

Allan Deitz, Director

Jazz Band:  Matthew Cusumano, David Grey, Derek Lap, Tyler Malone, Megan Neuman, Isaac Renderos, Michael DiMaulo, Max Eidinoff, Emily Ferrante, Jefferson Hector, Matthew Kaputa, Leila Perry, Brittany White, Joshua Devaraj, Jason Devaraj, Greg DeRosa, Alec Gonzalez, Joonho Ko, James Reilly, Benjamin Barton, Nicholas Miata, Colin Sherland, and Jack Zuckerberg.