Kristen Faraclas - January 2016 Viewers' Choice

I have been dancing for 13 years. I am a soloist with the New England Ballet Company in Connecticut. I would like to thank my teachers Kenneth Hopkins, Victor Trevino and Linda Giancaspro for all their dedication to helping me reach my goals. This particular video is of me performing the role of Snow Queen in our 2014 Nutcracker. I have also been a mentor for four years with the Milford Recreation Department to help produce an Adaptive Nutcracker for children with disabilities. I have competed in the Connecticut Classic, Artistic Dance Raising the Barre and YAGP. My advice would be to just go out and dance from your heart. I plan to attend a summer intensive this year, but I am undecided at the moment. I am consistently inspired to improve each and every day to reach my potential. My plans are to attend a university as a ballet and psychology major. I would like to dance as long as I can and eventually become a dance therapist for individuals with mental and physical disabilities.