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Cady’s off-stage performance equals her
on stage one.

    Eleven-year-old Cady Mariano‘s performances on the dance floor have accorded rave reviews and awards. But it is her performance off stage that marks her as an exceptional young lady.
    For one performance at the fundraiser at Lions Club for the homeless kids at the Monarch School, in addition to dancing, she designed the flyer for the Monarch school project with her understanding she named the event “The Monarch Transformation” on the flyer. In addition, she not only designed a poster but also led and organized the kids to celebrate Valentine’s Day and Chinese New Year with their dance and music performance for senior citizens. She serves as the sergeant-at-arms for her school’s student council, spends time after school as a library assistant and recently helped design a class video on conserving water. In addition to participating at the fundraiser performance at Lions Club two years in a row for Rady Children’s Hospital, she helped sell raffle tickets and donated $100 of her own money twice from her saving at birthday and Christmas gifts. According to her mother, even at a younger age, her sense of giving was there. After the 7.9 magnitude earthquake in China in 2008, she emptied her piggy bank of quarters to donate to the victims of the earthquake in Sichuan. Now she not only continues her performance for fundraiser events and community activities but also serves as the Charter President of Cubs Club at San Diego United Lions Club, and leads the Cubs Club members who have multi cultural mixed background to participate more charity and community activities bridging the culture difference and encouraging more kids serving the community at much younger age.
    Still, it is her dancing that garners awards.
    In 2011, her “Fish” dance, choreographed by dance instructor Xingiin Liu earned her a Diamond Award and the judges’ “Gorgeous Quality Movement” Award in the National Spotlight Dance Competition in Los Angeles. That same year she was ranked among the top 10 young dancers her age demonstrating Asian dance.
    In 2012, returning to the competition, her rendition of “Peacock by the Lake” earned her another Diamond Award as well as a top 10 solo award and a special “Outstanding Showmanship Award.”
    This year, her Jazz solo “Cover Girl” earned Platinum Award and top 10 solo award at Starbound dance competition, and she also got the 2nd place among all Jr dancers and won “Tremaine Jr Convention Scholarship” at Tremaine Dance Competition. Her lyrical solo “Fly” earned another scholarship at KAR dance competition, and also received “Undulation Movement Award at Starbound. Her trio dance with 2 boys “Whatever Lola Wants” earned 2nd place overall and Special Judges Award for "Great Character Award” at Star-bound. Also her Chinese dance “Pipa dance along the silkroad” earned Ruby Award and Category 1stPlace.

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