Student/Alumni Stories

Thirty competitors from the OCSA Ballroom Dance Conservatory participated in the Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) 2019 West Coast Junior Olympic Games for DanceSport. OCSA won the Top Studio Award at this prestigious competition. 

2019 OCSA Junior Olympic Team: Alexander Powlowsky ('19), Aurelia Philmore ('24), Benjamin Chauchereau ('20), Chloe Savage ('24), Colton McCann ('22), Constantin Chekardzhikov ('24), Daniel Cho ('22), Dylana LeDuc ('21), Emmeline Savage ('22), Eva Mazzara ('23), Gabriel Cho ('24), Gavin Coyne ('23), Grace Kim ('22), Hayden Lalicker ('19), Hector Rodriguez ('19), Isaac Reynoso ('20), Isabella Sanchez ('24), Isaiah Sanchez ('23), Jaidyn Johns ('24), Jaquelyn Borcea ('20), Jericho Tran-Faypon ('22), Jude Camaya ('23), Lauren Sung ('21), Lucas McCollum-VanHoosear ('22), Meghan Reardon ('24), Natalia Huizar ('21), Natalia Linn ('22), Paolo de Lancellotti ('23), Samuel Flores ('21), Zoe Leblanc ('21)

Junior Olympic Ambassadors:
Jaquelyn Borcea (BR, ’20), Benjamin Chauchereau (BR, ’20), Natalia Huizar (BR, ’21), Dylana LeDuc (BR, ’21), Lauren Sung (BR, ’21)

Hayden Lalicker ('19) and Jaquelyn Borcea ('20) won Junior Olympic Gold Medals (1st place) in the Youth Latin and American Smooth Championships.

Lucas McCollum VanHoosear ('22) and Eva Mazzara ('23) won Junior Olympic Gold Medals (1st Place) in the Jr. 1 Latin Pre-Champ and Jr. 1 Latin Advanced Categories.

Paolo de Lancellotti ('23) and Jaidyn Johns ('24) won Junior Olympic Gold Medals (1st Place) in the Jr. 2 Gold Championship.

Jericho Tran-Faypon ('22) and Grace Kim ('22) won Junior Olympic Gold Medals (1st Place) in the Jr. 2 Gold Star Latin Championship.

Jude Camaya ('23) and Meghan Reardon ('24) won Junior Olympic Gold Medals (1st Place) in the Jr. 1 Bronze Standard and Jr. 1 Gold Latin Championships. 

 

Jericho Tran-Faypon ('22) and Aurelia Philmore ('24) won Junior Olympic Gold Medals (1st Place) in the Jr. 2 Pre-Champ Open American Smooth event.

One of the Ballroom Dance Conservatory Showcases featured student choreography. Check out the video here!