Viola Taylor-Artistic Excellence and Leadership in Dance

VIOLA TAYLOR​ is a 16 year old Junior dancer that currently attends Gloucester County Institute of Technology. Viola began dance with her parents who are both dance teachers, her first official dance school was Halliday Dance of Pennsauken, New Jersey. Viola grew to love dance immensely and became a principal dancer with IMAGINE…Dance Theater, she also attended Eleone Dance Theater of Philadelphia where she danced for two years with Eleone Dance Unlimited and was accepted into the second company Eleone Connections. Viola has performed at the Kennedy Center in Washington DC for the 25th annual International Association of Blacks in Dance Conference, in Cleveland, Ohio; Denver, Colorado and in Los Angeles, California with IMAGINE…Dance Theater at IABD as well. Viola was awarded two gold medals in Dance from the NAACP ACT-SO program for Ballet and Traditional and moved on to win a Gold Medal at the ACT-SO National Competition in Traditional Dance in 2016 and she won the bronze medal for Modern dance in the 2017 competition. She dances African, Ballet, Modern, Jazz, Tap, Praise, Afro-Cuban and many other dance forms. She spent the entire year studying Ballet at the Pennsylvania Ballet. This summer Viola will be attending the Dance Theater of Harlem’s summer program with a full scholarship.