Madeline O'Donnell - July 2015 Viewers' Choice
I'm 17 years old. I have been dancing since I was 2 and train and compete with Liz Ernst at Le Dance Studio in Overland Park, Kansas. I train in ballet, jazz, tap, modern, lyrical, and contemporary. This solo was choreographed by Haley Kostas who is not only one of my instructors but also the artistic director of a pre professional dance company I dance for called Defy Dance project. Learning this solo was a challenge for me because it was more intense than any other solo I had competed with. I have been competing for 11 years and have loved every second of it! Watching others compete and getting critiques from judges has really pushed me to always work as hard as I can! This year I won the title of Miss Masquerade at Masquerade Dance Competition with my solo Bloom. I will finish my last year of high school competing with Le Dance and performing with Defy. After that I hope to dance in college and get my BFA. 
Thank you so much for this opportunity!