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Posted Tuesday, May 5th, 2020

Morris County Vocational School District Academy for Performing Arts Dance student Brianna Isabella Castro of Dover has been selected as a recipient of the NJGAAE Student Award for Artistic Excellence and Leadership in Dance by Dance New Jersey.

This award is given to a high school dance student who expressed superlative academic excellence and creativity in essay, skill in performance and originality in choreography.

Brianna Isabella Castro in dance pose

Brianna Isabella Castro


The Student Award for Artistic Excellence and Leadership in Dance is one of the annual Governor’s Awards in Arts Education, and is sponsored by Dance New Jersey, the official state affiliate of the National Dance Education Organization (NDEO).

Brianna is a student at the county’s Academy for Performing Arts, which is a four-year, full-time public arts high school program offering career preparation in dance.

Find out more at to learn about programs, including high school Career Academies, Share Time Programs, and Adult Education programs.