Natalia Duran - November 2015 Viewers' Choice

I am so excited to be the November recipient of the Harlequin Floors Scholarship and very thankful to Harlequin Floors and The World Dances for this opportunity.  I plan to use this scholarship towards Harid's Summer Intensive where I received a partial scholarship at the Young Dancer’s Workshop in Florida. Last summer, I attended Next Generation Ballet and Orlando Ballet’s summer intensives on full scholarship.  It is very important to me to continue my study during the summer to improve my technique and to work with a variety of professionals in the industry.  During this past year, I also was able to attend YAGP and ADC competitions for the first time.  I placed 3rd and 1st in my Pas De Deux in the ensemble category at these competitions.  I was also in the top 20 in round one at ADC.  I continue to work to be a professional ballet dancer in the near future.  I am very thankful for this scholarship and the support of my teachers and the many professionals that help me continue to grow in dance.