Maya Alvarez-Coyne - 2020

Miss Canyon Hills' Outstanding Teen 2020

Miss California's Outstanding Teen 2020

EDUCATION: Stanford University

SOCIAL IMPACT INITIATIVE: Teen Health and Fitness

TALENT: Irish Dance Fusion

ACCOMPLISHMENTS:
- Los Angeles Music Center’s Spotlight Awards Grand Prize Finalist (2020)
- Spotlight Awards semi-finalist (2018 and 2019)
- 2020 All-Ireland Irish Dance Champion, ranked 1st in the world
- 5-time Western Region and North American Irish Dance Champion
- Irish Dancing Magazine’s Covergirl (August 2018)
- OC Artist of the Year World Cultural Dance (2020 and 2021)
- Laguna Dance Festival Scholarship (2021)
- YoungArts Foundation Scholarship Finalist (2019 - 2021)
- Top 10 Whiz Kids Orange County Register Magazine (2016-2017);
- Ageless Ambitions Podcast interviewee (2019)
- Accepted to 10 universities
- 2021 Telly Award for self-produced dance film, Home, curated by the Los Angeles Music Center for their For the Love of L.A. series

VOLUNTEER WORK
- Presidential Service Award—Gold (2020) - for 250+ hours of community service in one year
- Riverdance Concert 4 Cancer virtual guest performance — Slane Castle, Meath, Ireland (2020)
- Make-A-Wish® charity show performer (2016 & 2019)
- Halo Dance for Autism guest performer (2019 and 2020)
- Lythgoe Family Productions—Red Carpet and TV Interviewer (2019)
- Friendship Foundation fundraiser reporter
- OC Children’s Festival reporter
- Dancers Against Cancer Industry Dance Awards Benefit Show (3 years)
- American Heart Association Heart Hero (2019 & 2020)

INTERESTING FACTS
- Have traveled to 10 countries
- First Latina to win Miss California’s Outstanding Teen
- Invited to audition with Michael Flatley’s Lord of the Dance Taiwan Tour 2020
- Lived in Seoul, Korea for a year
- I am Venezuelan and Irish
- Traveled to Dublin and Toronto on my own
- Riverdance Guest Performance—Gaiety Theatre, Dublin, Ireland (2019)
- Dance Across America Performer — 2021 Presidential Inauguration
- Performed with Justin Bieber
- Performed at WE Day children’s charity event (2 years)
- Invited guest performer at Disneyland (2018, 2019)
- Member of Fusion Fighters (2 years)
- Ambassador and social media influencer for Apolla Performance Shocks, Camelia Rose, Stylish Sketches by Shelley, RNH Fitness Program, and KiloGear
- Model for Kilogear and Camilla Rose

Maya Alvarez-Coyne - 2020