Canyon Crest Academy student wins ‘Mr. Teen Spotlight’

Carmel Valley dancer Jacob Soble won top honors at this year’s Spotlight dance competition.
Carmel Valley dancer Jacob Soble won top honors at this year’s Spotlight dance competition.

Carmel Valley dancer Jacob Soble won top honors at this year’s Spotlight dance competition. He received the Mr. Teen Spotlight title for his contemporary solo, along with the Judges Award for best tap solo, and was the second highest scoring soloist in the Overalls.

The event was held at UCSD’s Mandeville Auditorium.

Soble, 15, is a freshman at Canyon Crest Academy. He has been dancing since he was 8 years old and dances at North Country Dance Arts studio in Carmel Valley. Besides tap, he performs lyrical, contemporary, jazz and hip-hop solos in local competitions.

He is a member of the dance program at CCA and choreographed his own contemporary solo, performing it at competitions to rave reviews. The dedicated dancer says he aspires to be a professional dancer and choreographer. He enjoys spending time with his friends and family, but says his love for dance is what he thinks about every day!


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