Leilana Majri - July 2016 Judges' Choice

I have been dancing since I was seven. I study all kinds of dance forms but I mainly focus on Ballet, Contemporary, and Modern dance styles. I also enjoy choreography. I would like to acknowledge Ms. Dahm for her guidance and help in choreographing this piece. I appreciate all of her advice and support this year! She really helped me focus on the emotional and storytelling aspects of this piece. I also had the pleasure of learning from Ms. Dahm in a course called The Art of Choreography at the Wallis Annenberg Center for Performing Arts. She is extremely supportive and creative.  

I do not often participate in competitions, but I do plan on entering in the Spotlight and Youngarts programs. This summer I attended Alonzo King's LINES summer program. My goals were to broaden my horizons on different styles of dance and to gain new skills. It was a great and enriching experience!

My future plans include learning new forms of modern dance and continuing to choreograph new works. I am also going to continue working with Ms. Dahm!

Thank you so much for the encouragement by awarding me this scholarship!