Parallel Performance Company
For dancers ages 12+
Parallel is S1D2's award-winning non-competitive performance company. S1D2 students volunteer and devote their time to rehearse and perform within the community, New York City and at various dance conventions. Students audition in late spring to become a member or an apprentice within the company.
Step 1 Dance 2 Academy's amazingly talented performance company have won numerous awards such as Creative Choreography from Artist Simply Human (ASH) and Broadway Dance Centers, Artist in Motion (AIM), on scholarship with a two-time Technical Excellence Award and Creative Choreography Award from the past three years.
We strive for these young dancers to understand, master, and be challenged through the art of dance in a nurturing and positive atmosphere. Our goal is for them to become young professional dancers and or enjoy this passionate art form while performing within the company. We believe in finding ones inner fire and positively pushing those limits endlessly.
You can follow them on Instagram at @parallelperformance.
2019/2020 Parallel Company Auditions
Auditions for our 2019/2020 Parallel performance company have been completed. Great Job to all the dancers who auditioned!
Artists Simply Human 2019 (Philadelphia)
CONGRATULATIONS to our Parallel and Paradigm Performance Companies on their Special Awards and Scholarships awarded at Artist Simply Human (ASH) on January 23, 2019 in Philadelphia. Read more...
2018-2019 Parallel Performance Company
Hey! I’m Cam Kelly, and I’m this years team captain for Parallel! I’m a senior in high school and have been dancing for 12 years, but began at S1D2 7 years ago when they first opened. My favorite style of dance is contemporary, but I take classes for and still love all of the other styles. I’m hoping to go to college for dance, and one day would love to be a part of companies, perform as often as possible, and maybe even audition for So You Think You Can Dance one day, (but that’s my reach goal). I’m super excited for this dance year, and I can’t wait to share it along side all of the other company members.
My name is Bryce Sale. I am a straight A student in 11th grade. I have been with Step 1 Dance 2 since they opened. The styles I take are Ballet, Hip Hop, Tap, Contemporary, Jazz, Partnering, and Break. I am a co-captain for Parallel Performance Company. I enjoy dancing, art, and music production. Some fun facts about me are that I was the very first student to enroll at the studio, and I have a bleeding disorder called Von Willebrand which means my blood doesn’t clot.
My name is Abby! I am one of the Co-Captains on Parallel Performance Co! I have danced with S1D2 for almost six years, and I’ve been on Parallel for four years! Dancing with this studio and being on this team has by far been the most amazing times and experiences of my life thus far. Being at the studio with my friends and my awesome instructors has made me so happy and made me who I am today. I plan to pursue dance after I graduate from high school as I have enjoyed it so much and it has not only taught me discipline but also professionalism and most important friendship! I am excited for this year for Parallel It’s going to be great!
Hi, my name is Delayne aka Dwayne. I am 14 years old and I have just started my first year of high school. This is also going to be my 8th year dancing at the studio. Some things I enjoy are watching Netflix, and spending time with my family. Dance has taught me many things over these last 7 years, and one of those things is to just be yourself. Overall, just have fun and dance your heart out.
Hi my name is Emma Trump aka Polly Pocket to my dance friends! I am 16 years old and a junior in high school and have been dancing for 13 years. This is my sixth year at Step 1 Dance 2 and I have been with company since the beginning, but I can’t wait for the growth this new season has to bring. Being at S1D2 has taught me so much about believing in and expressing myself and has brought out a lot of self confidence in me. Not to mention all the wonderful people and friendships dance has brought into my life. My peers and instructors here at the studio always brighten my day and it truly feels like a family. I hope to incorporate dance into my life in some way after high school as I can’t imagine letting it go completely. Dance is a great outlet for me to relax, be in the moment and shut everything else out for awhile. I am so excited to experience this dance year along with all the other company members!
Hello there! My name is Tia. I’m 15 years old and a sophomore in high school. When I’m not dancing, I enjoy watching anime and listening to KPop. An interesting fact about me is that I have five different colors of contacts (including yellow!) because I like to switch my eye color depending on how I’m feeling. I love dance because there are so many different styles to choose from, but I love hip hop the best. I’ve been dancing for 11 years, but started at S1D2 a year after it opened, and this will be my third year dancing with Parallel. For this upcoming year, I’m excited to get to know everyone more and the choreography. I love S1D2 because everyone is treated like family. Everyone there is so kind and welcoming, and I’m glad it’s my second home.
Hello! My name is Zoë Katz, I’m a freshman in high school, and I am a Parallel Performance Company member. I am so excited for what the 2018-2019 season will bring for the company, and how many amazing experiences we will go through together! I have been dancing for 10 years and have been one of the original students with Step 1 Dance 2 studio since it’s opening in 2011. I have been a part of Parallel Performance Co. for three years now and I absolutely love it! The thing I love most about dance is that nobody can judge you, and you can be yourself and share those experiences with the most amazing people. I have been very fortunate to be surrounded by the most supportive, loving, and wonderful people in the world on this team. Since joining the studio, I have grown more and more confident every year I have been with the company, and have been able to call it my home, and the dancer and teachers my family. I have always appreciated dance as an art itself, that can bring so many people together, just like the dancers of Parallel Performance Co. and Step 1 Dance 2. We will always be able to come together, to tell a story, and to love each other through dance.
Hi, my name is Chloe and I am in 8th grade. This is my 5th year dancing at Step 1 Dance 2, and my first year as a full member on Parallel. Last year I was an apprentice and it was an amazing experience. I had so much fun traveling and dancing with my team, and I love being a part of the Step 1 Dance 2 family. Dance is important to me because it allows me to express emotions that I am unable to express through words. Dance is a huge part of my life, but my other hobbies include singing and making art. I am so excited for this year and to see what opportunities it will bring my team and I! Go Parallel!!
Hi! my name is Summer Salos. I am 14 years old and in my freshmen year of high school. I have been dancing for 12 years, but this will be my first year at S1D2 and on the Parallel Performance Co. I do all styles of dance like jazz, contemporary, acro, ballet, and tap, but I don’t have a favorite style of dance because each style lets me show a different side of my personality. I would love in the future to major in dance at college to become a professional dancer or a studio owner and dance teacher. So I am very excited to make new friendships and get introduced to new experiences with everyone at S1D2!
Hi, my name is Madi Getek. I’ve been dancing at Step 1 Dance 2 Academy for about 5 or 6 years. The first thing I took at the studio was actually a double private with my friend. I instantly fell in love with dance and especially the amazing studio. I felt so safe, comfortable and welcomed. Although I wasn’t good at dance then, I still had so much fun and wanted dance to become a hobby of mine, and I knew that’s what I wanted to do, and I love it to this day and forever. I then started to take other classes and styles, and I found out contemporary was my favorite style. I also love improving and I love the way it makes you feel like free and artistic. I love all styles of dance as well. This is my third year of being with Parallel, but my fourth time auditioning for it. This is my first year of being a protege, I love it . Having that job is very fun and also a big task and responsibility too. That’s my dance experience!!! 🙂
Hello, I’m Marissa! I am 15 years old and I am a sophomore in high school. This is my second year dancing with S1D2 and it has been the best decision I’ve ever made! I have been dancing for 12 years and I love all styles of dance although ballet and contemporary are my favorite. I am an Apprentice Plus and this is my first year being a part of Parallel. Being a dancer is a huge part of my life and it always has been. My favorite aspect of dance is how you can show emotion and strength through movement. Dancing allows me to express my feelings and to be myself. I love how dancing at S1D2 has opened me up to challenges and to trying new things. S1D2 has felt like home since the very beginning. They’ve taught me to work hard and they have made me more confident in my dancing. I love the positive energy, the encouragement and how everyone works together. I’ve never been more inspired! I love dancing so much that I would like to go to school for dance and science or medicine after high school. I hope to one day teach dance. A few interesting facts about me is that I take Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu! I have also performed in Ballet Theatre of Maryland’s Nutcracker, Cinderella and Swan Lake. I am so excited for this year as a member of the company. I can’t wait to learn and grow in all possible ways. I am also excited to get to know everyone in company better and learn from them as well! It’s going to be an amazing year!
I am 13 year’s old and in the 7th grade. My favorite hobbies are to dance and spend time with my friends. The reasons I love to dance is because it is so much fun. It makes me feel happy when I dance. I love to learn all the new dance moves and new dances.
I started dancing at S1D2 2 years ago and this is my first year on Parallel. The first year I took Acro and Ballet. The second year I took Acro, Ballet, and Contemporary. This year I am taking 5 classes; Ballet, Contemporary, Hip Hop, Tap, and Pre-Pointe and am excited to be on Parallel.
I am so excited about another year of dancing. It is also a great opportunity for me being a Parallel member and to grow as a dancer at S1D2. It is also going to be fun with everybody together.
I love Step 1 Dance 2 because the dancers are so nice to everybody. All the dance instructors and Parallel members are so sweet to each other. The dancing and what they teach us is so good. My goals are to get in higher level dance classes next year.
My interesting fact is: I did not like dance when I was younger but now I love it!
Maisie Daniels (2018)
Alex Heyn (2018)
Jessi Mortillaro (2018)
Nikki Blades (2017)
"Swim Low" - Choreographed by Cat Cogliandro (Season 3)
"Glorious" - Choreographed by Jessica Gallew & Ashley Lowman (Season 3)
"Escape" - Choreographed by Trevor Sones (Season 3)
"Undertow" - Choreographed by Michael Susten (Season 2)
"Right Now" - Choreographed by Skooj CorE-O (Season 2)
Behind the Scenes (Season 2)
"Not With Haste" - Choreographed by Ashley Lowman (Season 1)