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Nominees for Best solo dancer

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J. Shannon Filmore (@Jshannonfilmore) - Shannon (Dancer / Resident Choreographer) is a graduate of Fort Hayes Performing Arts High School, where his passion for dance began. He has also studied at BalletMet Columbus, the Columbus Youth Ballet, thereafter began training and performing in various local productions under direction of Shelly Steward, Lawerance Lemons and Gamal Brown.Shannon's performances and affiliations are diverse from East coast to West. Shannon travels often to pursue dance opportunities including workshops with Monsters of Hip Hop, Movement Lifestyle, The Pulse, Broadway Dance Center in NYC and in studios in major cities including Atlanta, LA and Chicago, in many cases the recipient of scholarship awards.Shannon has also worked closely with local artists in various projects including participating in dancer and choreographer performances at festivals, shows and local concerts. Locally his dance credits include background dancer and choreographer with various recording artists music videos and tours. His choreography has been featured in mainstage productions for Xclaim since 2011. He has most recently expanded his teaching career in various styles including Hip Hop, Contemporary, and Ballet. His award winning choreography has been featured throughout Central Ohio and the Midwest, including: Richland Academy, Diamond Dance and Fitness, Cutting Edge Dance, Columbus Dance Academy, NorthPoint, Cutting Edge Dance, Infusion Dance Company, Funklab of Dayton and Millennium Dance of Pittsburgh Z company of the Arts. In 2017 Shannon became a co-director and co-founder of Tru Kingdom Mega Dance Crew Inc., an all styles dance crew.


Jayy Rogerz - I'm Jayy Rogerz from Cincinnati, Ohio. I am a Male Entertainer and professional dancer. I grew up coaching multiple winning dance teams, to now performing at Music Hall in the production "Singulis Et Simul".

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Samantha Marie Cirque (@Samanthamarie_cirque) - I am a dancer, choreographer, and circus performer originally from Franklin, OH. From choreographing and coaching for Fostoria's Auxillary to writing choreography and performing with GLOvation and ChaotiqueGemz, my passion is creative thinking and being on stage, or living vicariously through others on stage and showcasing their hard work and talent.

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