Michelle Donato, daughter of Mary and John Donato, of Longboat Key, was honored with three Platinum Awards at the May 1 to May 3 Showstoppers dance competition, in Lakeland. The awards were given for her jazz solo to the song of “Fever” and two team numbers for ballet and lyrical. Donato is a member of Jayde Howard’s Dance Legacy, which is a dance company made up of elite dancers who compete and perform locally and nationally. The dancers are directed by Jayde Howard and Justine Coulon.
Donato is also a member of the Southeast High School Nolettes Dance Team.
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OBITUARY: Marcelyn Jean Henrikson
Marcelyn Jean "Marcy" Henrikson, 79, of Elgin, Ill., and Longboat Key, died May 11.
Crosby begins Mote leadership role
Dr. Michael Crosby took the helm of Mote yesterday following the retirement of Dr. Kumar Mahadevan.