Amber Skaggs - November 2015 Judges' Choice

Amber started dancing and competing when she was 8 years old. She dances at Master Ballet Academy in Scottsdale, AZ. Amber studies all types of dance but her main focus is ballet.  Her main coach and life role model is Irena Wozniak.

In the video Amber is dancing a ballet variation from "Paquita" taught to her by Irena Wozniak. She performed this piece at local competitions as well as YAGP in Austin, TX where she won the Hope Award and advanced to New York City. Amber's advice to anyone who dances or competes is to..." Always dance from your heart. Have passion in everything you do and don't be scared to let people see your passion."

Amber is inspired everyday by the people who surround her like teachers, fellow students and the encouragement from her family.