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Artist of the Year

of the Year

Regional qualifying dancers from around the country can compete for Act 1 Talent’s most prestigious award of the year. Only one dancer in each age division will be named, ARTIST OF THE YEAR, for the artistic brilliance and outstanding performance. Represent Act 1 Talent and join this group of elite award winning dancers at National Finals!

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Artist Rehearsal Etiquette


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Dancers who participated in the Act 1 Artist of the Weekend program at a 2024 regional event and scored a Star Platinum or Platinum with their registered solo are invited to attend National Finals 2024 and compete for Act 1 Artist of the Year. Dancers who received the title Artist of the Weekend, Artist of the Weekend Runner Up, and or a Finalist Invitation are eligible to compete for Artist of the Year. Artist of the Year participants will be required to pay a separate Artist fee of $165.00. This fee includes Artist solo performance, A1T Artist t-shirt, rehearsals & group performance in The Grand Finale. Dancers competing for Artist of the Year in 2024 may perform a solo of their choice for the Artist solo competition. This does not need to be the same solo they qualified with and does not need to be pre-qualified at a regional event. However, any solo competing in the National Finals competition must be pre-qualified and registered separately.  Artist solo performances will be adjudicated only and can be in any style. Dancers can compete the qualifying solo for both Artist of the Year & National Finals competition. However, they must register for both and additional competition fees will apply to enter the National Finals competition. Artist of the Year winners will be announced at The Grand Finale. Participants must be present to win. 2023 Artists of the Year are not eligible to compete for Artist of the Year in 2024 in the same age division. 2023 Artist of the Year recipients are eligible to compete for Artist of the Year in 2024 if they have moved into a new age division. Dancers may only win Artist of the Year once per age division.

Meet the Act 1 Talent Artists of the Year

Madeleine Kwon

Madeleine Kwon

Roseville Academy of Dance


Conner Howell

Connor Howell

Captivation Dance Affiliates


Katie Bishop

Katie Bishop

Dance FX


Kai-Lynn Fortner

Kai-Lynn Fortner

ELITE Dance Studios


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