|The 2013 SDIKFF Award Ceremony Performing Artists
Ceremony & Live Performances;Sunday, Sept.8, 6:30-8:00PM;
AMN Healthcare Theater
|Cady Mariano; Dancer
Cady Mariano (Age 10) loves dance, singing, acting, and volunteering at charities. Her solo dances for Jazz, Lyrical, Chinese, and solo songs have won many awards at dance competitions. Her two Chinese solo dances have earned Judge's Special Awards for "Outstanding Showmanship" and "Gorgeous Quality Movement" 2 years in a row. Her acting and musical theater roles include Belinda/Fanny (A Christmas Carol), Grandma (Haunting Melodies), and Orphan Reberta (Prairie Lights). She earned "Excellent Award" at "Piano Duet Festival" (MTAC), and 1st place for Chinese Speech/Writing Competition (HXCS). Her plan is to be a Singer/Actress and starts her own charity. .
|Zachary Snead; Dancer
Zachary Snead is 12 years old and is an honor student in the 7th grade. Zach started dancing at age 5 with a hip hop class and from this evolved his love for dance. He is well versed in jazz, ballet, lyrical, tap, acrobatics and musical theatre. He loves performing and has won many awards in competitions all over southern California. In addition to his dance career, he also plays trumpet in his school's jazz band and flute in the concert band. In the future, he would like to be a Mechanical Engineer while still pursuing his dancing career. est.org)
Born in the city of Long Beach, Thandizar was born and raised in a music lover's family. His father, Earl performed in a band called IIIrd Degree. As a talented musician, Thandi play well piano, bass and guitar, earned the privilege of performing at the Pre-Image Awards as well as Post-Image Awards two years in a row. He's also performed with the famous jazz singer Barbora Morrison, a modern jazz pioneer John Daversa. Besides his instrumental abilities, Thandi has also been developing his voice, singing at different events, and producing his own music.
Thandi also puts great emphasis on education. Earning a cumulative GPA of 4.7. In 2010, he represents his school to speak to 125 teachers from China. In 2011, he participated in UCLA's Chinese Proficiency Contest. In Feb. 2012, he organized a play he wrote, dancing, character writing, singing, tai chi, and a shadow puppet show.
|Group Dancing actors: Ellie Feng, Amy Wang, Emily Sun, Jessica Li, Cady Mariano