Rutland teen to compete at Burlington First Night

RUTLAND - Rutland High School senior Zachary Pena has been chosen to compete in the Rising Star competition at Burlington First Night on Dec. 31.

Pena, who moved to Rutland a few years ago from Taos, N.M., has been dancing all of his life but taking professional and master classes for six years, such as, the national touring workshops of Monsters of Hip Hop. Pena also teaches Hip Hop classes for adults and children at the Pyramid Holistic Wellness Center, here in Rutland.

To view Pena's audition video, view this link: www.burlingtonfreepress.com/section/LIVING0801/

A panel of judges will select the winner from the 12 performances. The winner will have an opportunity to appear at First Night Burlington 2011.

First Night Burlington is an accessible, alcohol-free New Year's Eve celebration in Burlington.

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