Jasmine Cruz – Judges’ Choice May 2014

Thank you for selecting my video as Judges’ Choice winner!  I study at Westlake School for the Performing Arts in Daly City, California. In addition to ballet, I study modern/contemporary/lyrical, jazz and tap. I have been dancing for 8 years.

It has been a privilege to be selected by my school to participate and do well in numerous competitions such as YAGP, World Ballet Competition and New York City Dance Alliance. I have toured this year with NYCDA as their current National Mini Outstanding Dancer. I will be in New York City performing in the Gala and competing in this year's Nationals as well.

I would like to thank my teachers Ms. Tina Fargas, Mr. Viktor Kabaniaev, Mrs. Malu Rivera-Peoples and Ms. Lauren Main de Lucia. I will be attending my school's summer intensive this year.  It is the Professional Summer Intensive under Viktor Kabaniaev. Last summer, I attended Next Generation Ballet Summer Intensive.

My goal is to train and work harder so that I can be a professional dancer in the future. My parents are firm believers of college education so I also plan to hopefully juggle nursing and dancing at the same time. :)