Rotary Club honors students of the month for December

January 12, 2010

The Rotary Club of Issaquah recently honored the following seniors for its students of the month for December. Read more

Issaquah dancer gets booted from ‘So You Think You Can Dance’

June 12, 2009

NEW — 2:10 p.m. June 12, 2009

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Paris Torres

Paris Torres

Local dancer has the right moves

June 9, 2009

Paris Torres, a 19-year-old Skyline High School graduate, has been selected=

Paris Torres, a 19-year-old Skyline High School graduate, has been selected for the top 20 of the television reality series, “So You Think You Can Dance.” Photo by Mike Ruiz/FOX

Issaquah’s Paris Torres has placed in the top 20 on the television show “So You Think You Can Dance.”

“I wasn’t expecting anything and I went in with an open mind. If I didn’t make it, it’s not the end of the world, I’d pick it up and keep going,” Torres said in a June 9 telephone interview from Los Angeles. “But to make this year’s top 20, man, is serious business. Daily, I wake up thinking, ‘Wow, how’d I make it this far?’ These dancers are amazing.”

The 19-year-old, whose specialty is contemporary dance, is a graduate of Skyline High School. She began dancing when she was 6.

“My parents got me dance lessons for a Christmas present,” she said. “I looked at the present, which was a piece of paper that said a month worth of dance lessons and thought it was awesome, but where were my other presents?

“As I got older, it didn’t hit me until I was about 13, those drama-filled teen years, that this is the best escape for me,” she added. “I could go into the dance studio and everything would leave you.”

Since that time, Torres has been a Miss Washington Teen pageant winner and was a Seattle Storm and Seattle SuperSonics junior dancer from 2000-2003. Read more

Press Editorial

June 9, 2009

Issaquah School District graduates continue to make the news. Brian Yorkey, Issaquah High graduate, receives a Tony Award for Best Original Score for which he authored the lyrics. Paris Torres, Skyline High Class of 1999, places in the top 20 on the television show, “So You Think You Can Dance.” Read more

Issaquah dancer makes top 20 on ‘So You Think You Can Dance’

June 5, 2009

UPDATED — 12:50 p.m. June 5, 2009

Issaquah’s Paris Torres has placed in the top 20 on the television show “So You Think You Can Dance.”

The 19-year-old, whose specialty is contemporary dance, is a graduate of Skyline High School. She began dancing when she was 6 years old, and now teaches at a studio near her home.

She was also a Miss Washington Teen pageant winner, and was a Seattle Storm and Seattle SuperSonics Junior dancer from 2000-2003.

See her audition here.

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