Giana D'Avanzo
    Giana D'Avanzo


    Merrick, N.Y.

    High School:
    Wellington C. Mepham High School


    At Providence: First year member of the Providence College Dance Team.

    Before Providence: Four year member of Mepham High School dance team ... Captained the team her junior and senior years ... Earned NDA All-American Dancer Award (2012-13) ... Assisted team in becoming Long Island Champions for Pom for four consecutive years ... NDA National finalists in Jazz in 2011 and Pom and Jazz in 2012 ... Earned the Innovative Choreography Award and the Superior Showmanship Award at NDA Nationals (2012) for her choreography in Jazz and Pom dances ... Competed with the Dream Center dance Academy for nine years ... Member of the National Honor Society, English National Honor Society, Italian Honor Society, and Art Honor Society.

    Personal: Born November 25, 1995 ... Daughter of Anthony and Debra D'Avanzo ... Has one sister, Ariana, a student at Iona College ... Undeclared major.