Paula Abdul selects Palmer Trinity School student and local dance group for Live Appearance on her Reality TV Show

By Suzanne Gottlieb Calleja….

Katie DiFede

Three months ago, Palmer Trinity School senior Katie DiFede and her dance team, Twitch, had the surprise of their lives.

After months of auditioning for Paula Abdul’s new CBS show, “Live to Dance,” Paula  herself visited Twitch’s Miami’s dance studio, Dance Attack, to  announce that they had been chosen for the show, which premiered on Wednesday,  January 5th at 8 p.m. on WFOR-TV, Channel 4.  Twitch’s pre-recorded audition in New York was shown.

The team will travel to Los Angeles this week to prepare for their first live performance, which will air on  Wednesday, January 19.  If Twitch wins the first round, they will  stay in LA and continue to compete.

The most talented  dancers, who make it through the callback process, will have the chance to perform in the semi-finals and finals, where they will battle for the right to  be crowned “Live to Dance” champion and receive a $500,000 prize.

Twitch will needs your  votes on January 19th so stay tuned to follow the show.

DiFede  and her group have danced together for the past five years under  the guidance and training of John Culberson and Cookie  Ramos, owners and artistic directors of Dance Attack Studio for the past 16 years.

Members, from nine different  high schools in the Miami-Dade area include: Alexandra Betancourt, LaSalle  High School; Brittany Borges, Coral Reef High School; Angie Cosculla, Florida  Christian High School; Jessica Demilt, Stoneman Douglas High School; Katie  DiFede, Palmer Trinity School; Melanie Fernandez, Felix Varela High School; Anthony Gonzalez, Cooper City High School; Deisha King, American Heritage  School; and Ivenise Ruidiaz, Sunset High School.

Twitch had their first audition locally in mid-September.  The second was in  October in New York, where the dancers went to the Dome in downtown New York.

Palmer Trinity is a coeducational, Episcopal day  school, provides a rigorous college preparatory curriculum and promotes the  ability to integrate knowledge, compassion and social responsibility, an  essential goal of the school’s mission.   Palmer Trinity School serves  students from a broad range of socio-economic, ethnic, and religious  backgrounds in grades 6-12.  For more  information about the school visit Find Palmer Trinity School on  Facebook: Click here

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1 Comment on "Paula Abdul selects Palmer Trinity School student and local dance group for Live Appearance on her Reality TV Show"

  1. Congratulations and best wishes on your success!!! So excited for you guys.

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