The DCT Fancy Nancy Costume Contest!

FANCY NANCY: THE MUSICAL reminds us that we don't always get to be the star, but that everyone still gets a chance to shine when they do their best. The costume contest celebrates young artists of all skill levels who put their creative ideas on paper.

Hats off

Choosing two grand prize winners from so many creative entries is no easy task, but DCT Cos-tume Designer Lyle Huchton and Production Director Nancy Schaeffer looked carefully through each anonymous entry, submitted by artists in grades K-12 to make their selections. According to Huchton, "I always get really excited to see what creative ideas come from the design contest. I at times tend to over think when I am designing a costume so when I see some of the creative ways they approach the challenge I wonder why did I not think of that?"

Kudos to our Honorable Mentions!

Honorable Mention was given to the following artists in each age category. These artists will re-ceive a pair of tickets to the opening night performance of FANCY NANCY: THE MUSICAL:

K-3 MERMAID: Cici Averitt (not pictured)
K-3 SHARK: Matthew Johnson
4-8 MERMAID: Laurel Mora
4-8 SHARK: Adam Roth

9-12 MERMAID: Anneke Davis
9-12 SHARK: Scout Villareal
Most Creative MERMAID: Gaetana Johnson (not pictured)
Most Creative SHARK: Rachel Browning
Fancy Nanciest: Marlowe Martensen

All entries are winners!

DCT received 90 entries for the Mermaid and the Shark from the Mermaid Ballet and all these designs will be on display throughout the run of FANCY NANCY: THE MUSICAL, September 18 - October 25, 2015.

2 Grand Prize Winners were selected! Each will receive the following:

  • Four tickets to opening night of FANCY NANCY: THE MUSICAL
  • Exclusive costume design workshop with Emmy-nominated Costume Designer Lyle Huchton
  • Recognition on stage before the opening night performance
  • Bio and photo in FANCY NANCY: THE MUSICAL program
  • Their designs will be incorporated into the designs on stage


Mermaid Winner: Alyssa Morales
Alyssa is a 7th grader at Irma Rangel Young Women's Leadership School. Alyssa says she has always enjoyed art and design and also loves to be challenged.

Shark Winner: Claire Spigel
Claire is an 11th grader at Booker T. Washington High School for Performing and Visual Arts. Claire says in addition to practicing her rendering skills, she enjoyed the opportunity to design for one of her favorite books.

Watch for the backstage details from their exclusive design workshop on Facebook and the DCT blog.


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