Meet Peyton Manfre - September 2013 Judges' Choice Winner

Thank you so much for selecting my video for Judges’ Choice!  I feel very honored! My name is Peyton Manfre and I am 13 years old. I have been dancing since I was three years old. When I was eleven, I went to Kirov Academy for a year on partial scholarship.  I am now training in both Classical Ballet (Vaganova) and Contemporary Dance through Akhmedova Ballet Academy's Pre-Professional program in Maryland with my amazing teacher and coach Jacqueline Akhmedova.  I attended the ballet competition, YAGP, last year and I learned so much from my experience. It really encouraged me to become a better dancer and to push myself to my fullest capacity. I would like to acknowledge my wonderful teacher, Mme. Akhmedova, for pushing me everyday and encouraging me to follow my dreams. My goal is to become a professional ballerina in a company here or abroad. Lastly, I would like to thank my parents, friends, and Mme. Akhmedova for supporting me along this path and never giving up on me.