Ms. Caroline Cox received the Undergraduate Dance Excellence Award!

Ms. Caroline Cox, from Forest, Virginia, is a Dance Minor at Washington College in Chestertown, Maryland, where she is a member of the class of 2019. She found her love for dance at Forest Dance Academy, where she danced from four years old through high school. She also was a member of the high school Color Guard and Winter Guard Teams. She never missed opportunities to perform and knew that she wanted to continue dancing in college. In addition to her collegiate academic studies in dance, she majored in mathematics and computer science, with a second minor in German studies. For her Senior Capstone Project, Ms. Cox created a program that combined her love for dance with her passions for math and computer science by using machine learning on dance videos. She effectively taught computers to classify pliés between first and second positions, both Demi and Grande, with high accuracy. At Washington College, Ms. Cox serves as historian for the Delta Eta Pi dance honor society chapter, treasurer for the college dance club, member of the Sho‘troupe dance team, and choreographer for both dance club and the dance minor program. She hopes to continue sharing her passion for dance with others after graduation through teaching at a local studio in the D.C./Baltimore area where she recently accepted a job as a software engineer. The NDS is proud to award the Undergraduate Dance Excellence Award to Ms. Caroline Cox.