Gwinnett County Public Schools Fine Arts



Showstopper Regional Dance Competition

On April 10, 2015 the South Gwinnett High School Dance Program competed in the Showstopper Regional Dance Competition held at the Georgia International Convention Center in Atlanta. Showstopper is one of the largest and oldest dance competitions in the nation. With groups ranging from Mini (8yrs and under) to Senior (15-19 Yrs. old). This year, there were approximately 40 dance studios from around the region involved.

In the Senior division, SGHS Dance placed First in the Senior Large Group Performance division as well as First Place in the Senior Duet/Trio Performance division. The program also placed 9th and 10th in the Senior Duet/Trio Advanced division with two separate pieces. Student, Jaelyn Campbell placed 9th place overall in the Teen Solo Performance division. Overall, the South Gwinnett Dance Program brought home 4 Platinum Awards and 4 Gold Awards! This achievement automatically qualifies them to compete on the National level this summer.


Mill Creek 1st in Pom

Mill Creek Dance won 1st in Pom, 1st in Jazz and Overall winner at the Georgia High School Dance Championships Competition held over the weekend. The Director of Dance at Mill Creek: Suzanne Kross

Students on the Team:

  • Nyla Atkins
  • Maddie Doyle
  • Maddie Govedich
  • Megan Govedich
  • Birdie Jackson
  • Kelsey Kempner
  • Erica LaBadie
  • Joyanna Peterson
  • Jennifer Starkman
  • Bayla Thompson
  • Caytlin Tuchschmidt - 3rd in Solo Division
  • Ashlyn Taliaferro
  • Reagan Willis

Showstopper Regional

    Senior Solo Division

  • Helen Samuel - 1st Place Gold Performance Lyrical and 4th Place Overall
  • Chelsea Warren - 2nd Place Platinum Advanced Lyrical and tied for 10th Place Overall
  • Corinthia Coats - 4th Place Gold

    Senior Small Group Division

  • 1st Place Gold Performance Jazz and 1st Overall Performance Division. Group Competitors were Nia Rousseau, Rhea White, Naomi McGee, Jamaiya Harris and Marianne Javier.

    Senior Trio Division

  • 2nd Place Gold Advanced Lyrical Jazz Division
  • Trio Competitors were Chelsea Warren, Helen Samuel and Corinthia Coats.

    Senior Duet Division

  • 1st Place Gold Performance Jazz Division and 1st Place Overall.
  • Duet Competitors were Jamaiya Harris and Marianne Javier.


Georgia State Dance Team Championship

The Mill Creek High School Dance Team placed 2nd in both the POM and JAZZ divisions

    Senior Solo Division
  • 52nd Emily Simmons
  • 58th Kelsey Kempner
  • 59th Mackenzie Gaston


UGA Red Hotz Dance Team Invitational

Zowi Washington Solo: “Right Now” Choreographed by Sarah Jane Hooks Kierra Washington Solo: “Lola” Choreographed by Sarah Jane Hooks Small Group: “Lion King” Choreographed by CiCi Kelley Jazz Dance: “Static” Choreographed by Sarah Jane Hooks Stands Choreography: India Smith

  • 1st Place Overall Solo: Zowi Randolph

  • 2nd Place Overall Small Group: Raven Hughes, Zowi Randolph, Kierra Washington Alexis Williams

  • 3rd Place Overall Jazz: Varsity Pantherettes


Georgia High School State Dance Championships

  • 1st Place Overall Hip Hop: Varsity Pantherettes

  • 5th Place Overall Dance Team Division: Varsity Pantherettes

  • 5th Place Overall Solo: Kierra Washington

  • 7th Place Overall Stands: Junior Varsity Pantherettes