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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!

Solo Artist Performance




Artist Rehearsal Etiquette


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Dancers competing for Artist of the Year in 2023 must perform the same routine they qualified with at a 2023 regional. If a dancer qualifies in multiple cities with multiple solos, only one qualifying solo can be performed. 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 National Finals competition. Artist of the Year winners will be announced at The Grand Finale. Participants must be present to win. 2022 Artists of the Year are not eligible to compete for Artist of the Year in 2023 in the same age division. 2022 Artist of the Year recipients are eligible to compete for Artist of the Year in 2023 if they have moved into a new 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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