2019 George Farber Outstanding Student Award Honoree

Adianna Valentine

Adianna Valentine

Long Island High School for the Arts
Massapequa UFSD

Adianna is a thoughtful young dancer, choreographer and diligent student. She is a passionate dancer whose focus and drive are present every time she steps into the dance studio. Adianna takes the stage with a strong presence and captivates her audience. In addition, she is a talented choreographer with a knack for creating ascetically pleasing work. Adianna choreographed a heartfelt dance called “Open Hands” about the devastating storms that hit Puerto Rico and the people, such as her family, who were affected. She successfully choreographed, costumed and collaborated with the lighting designer to present her work. Adianna is a strong student. All her homework, classwork and projects are well-researched, thoughtful and carefully completed on time. She is a model student who can be counted on to lead and inspire her classmates through her training, performing, thoughtful questions and responses.

Adianna is a compassionate student who gives her time to help others. She was selected to attend Lobby Day to advocate for arts education funding. She is an active member of the National Honor Society for Dance Arts. She helped develop, organize and run LIHSA’s very first “Bring a Friend to Dance Night,” which is a community-based event in which the students get people moving and raising money for the National Honor Society for Dance Arts, and she was elected President. She is also a member of the Rosemary Kennedy Dance Collective. Adianna is a spirited and dedicated student who has demonstrated commitment to our school community, a talented dancer and choreographer, and a good person who is always willing to help her teachers and fellow students be successful!