Two Dancers Were Just Named Presidential Scholars in the Arts

May 21, 2020

We already knew the Class of 2020 was full of stars—but two of them in particular were just awarded one of the nation’s highest honors for high school seniors. Nouhoum Koita and Pranav Tadikonda are now Presidential Scholars in the Arts after being nominated by the National YoungArts Foundation.

Check out both of their YoungArts solos below. And if you’re a 15- to 18-year-old interested in cash awards, master classes with accomplished artists, and national recognition of your own, check out the YoungArts website. Applications for the 2021 competition open on June 2.

Nouhoum Koita

Pranav Tadikonda