The Studio L Competitive team, “The Larkin Dancers”, allow those with a passion for dance to showcase their abilities in the nation’s elite competitions. In addition to achieving the highest level of competitive success the company has been invited to perform at such prestigious events around the country. Our Company has also had the opportunity to get involved with organizations such as The Make a Wish Foundation, Tomorrow’s Children, and the Ronald McDonald House. At Studio L, we seek to make a difference not only in our student’s lives but in our community as well.
Each year candidates are selected entirely from those students who attend and audition at the conclusion of our summer dance camps. During the school year our youngest company members (average age 6) attend dance classes twice a week and our most advanced members attend 3 days. Rehearsals are scheduled during the year for learning new choreography and preparing for competitions and performances. For those younger students who exhibit a love for dance we offer a Pre-Competitive program with an hour and a half to three hours of dance classes during the week. These students have the opportunity to dance at a more advanced level and develop the technique required to become a “Larkin Dancer”.
Larkin Dancers 2013-2014 Individual & Duet/Trio AchievementsKaris Cho • 1st Overall Petite Solo at Believe and Starpower Ava Paliotta • 1st Overall Petite Solo at Showbiz• Petite Miss Showbiz Isabella Raabe • Petite Miss Starpower Ava Mauriello• 1st Overall Petite Solo at Velocity Anthony Mauriello• Mini Mr. Believe and Showbiz Gavin Miele• Petite Mr. Starpower Juliana Friedman• Jr. Miss Believe and Starpower • 1st Overall at Starpower and Velocity Kailey Dierk• 1st Overall at Believe and Showbiz Maddy Stewart• Jr. Miss Showbiz Jenna Kyme• 1st Overall at Starpower• Teen Miss Starpower and Showbiz Nicole Sullivan• 1st Overall at Showbiz Micaela Mongelli• Miss Believe and Showbiz Caroline Kim• 1st Overall at Believe Courtney Sullivan• 1st Overall at Starpower Alfred Lockhart: Mr. Believe Run To You• Alfred Lockhart & Caroline Kim• 1st Overall at Believe Sorella• Caitlin Sullivan & Courtney Sullivan • 1st Overall at Starower Don’t You Want Me• Amanda Scerbo & Alfred Lockhart•1st overall at Showbiz Grapevine• Jenna Kyme, Nicole Sullivan & Micaela Mongelli• 1st Overall at Velocity, Starpower, Believe & Showbiz Let It Be• Ava Mauriello & Gavin Miele• 1st Overall at Believe Beauty and the Beast• Greer Shpigler & Anthony Mauriello• 1st Overall at Velocity, Starpower, Believe & Showbiz Charlies Angels• Morgan Zysman, Jamie Moallem & Gabby Pascarelli• 1st Overall at Velocity
Larkin Dancers 2012-2013 Individual & Duet/Trio AchievementsHunter Schnall • Petite Miss Starpower and Petite Miss Nexstar Ava Politis • 1st Overall Petite Solo at Nexstar Juliana Friedman • 1st Overall Jr. Solo at Nexstar, Starpower, NYCDA & Showbiz• Miss Jr. Nexstar• Miss Jr. Starpower• Miss Jr. Showbiz Ava Marino • 1st Overall Solo at Nexstar • Teen Miss Nexstar • Teen Miss Starpower Courtney Sullivan • 1st Overall solo at Starpower Nicole Sullivan • 1st Overall solo at NYCDA Jenna Kyme • 1st Overall solo at Showbiz • Miss Teen Showbiz Micaela Mongelli • 1st Overall Solo at Nexstar • Miss Nexstar Emily Trinkler • Miss Starpower • Miss Showbiz Sara Sepulveda • 1st Overall Solo at Starpower and Showbiz Tyler Glovin • Mr. Showbiz Take Off • Gabriella Raia & Michael Iannaccone • 1st Overall Jr Duet/Trio at Nexstar, Starpower and NYCDA Heart Cry • Courtney & Caitlin Sullivan • 1st Overall Teen Duet/Trio at Nexstar, Starpower, NYCDA and Showbiz Grapevine • Jaclyn Poulis, Emily Trinkler & Molly Martel • 1st Overall Duet/Trio at Starpower, NYCDA & Showbiz
2012 Award Winning Performance – XTina