Manhattan’s Outstanding Teen 2017


Angela Simoniello


Age: 13

Talent: Contemporary Dance

School: Professional Performing Arts School

Platform: Live YOUR truth – Acceptance and Tolerance for ALL

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Angela is presently a freshman at The Professional Performing Arts School (PPAS) in Manhattan. Along with her studies, she trains at the prestigious Alvin Ailey School as part of her curriculum. Angela has been dancing since she was 3 years old. Tap, Jazz Hip Hop, Modern and contemporary are among the genres of dance she studies weekly. With much time spending honing her art, she has involved dance in her community service. She dances in community theater and in a traveling dance troupe that performs for seniors and special needs groups. She spends a good part of her summer vacation at summer dance incentives all over Manhattan.
Graduating with high honors and her 3-year membership in Arista, Angela continues to do well in her first couple of months in high school. It is important to point out, Angela has a 4-hour commute, round trip, every day from her home in the Tottenville section of Staten Island to PPAS in Hell’s Kitchen, NYC! Angela plays recreational soccer, basketball and enjoys all sorts of outdoor activities. The fourth daughter of Eileen and Edward Simoniello, she shares with her family the love of art, music and dance, sometimes enjoying an impromptu music session with her sisters and parents. Her eldest sister, Julia Simoniello, held the Title of Miss Richmond County, 2015. Angela aspires to dance professionally, choreograph and help run her mother’s school for the performing arts on Staten Island. She is also interested in Interior design and architecture.
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