I’ve been taking dance for 10 years. For the majority of that time, I’ve been taking classes and participating on the competition team at Dancers Edge in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. I study lyrical/contemporary, jazz, hip-hop, ballet, and tap. My favorite style is hard to pick because I love them all, but I think I connect best with lyrical/contemporary routines. I would like to thank the owners of my studio, Cathy-Lee Hambright-Ward and Christy Hambright Carter for their continued support and their commitment to giving our dancers the opportunity to work with the best instructors and choreographers in the industry. I wouldn’t be where I am today without them. Thank you to Allain Lupien who choreographed this beautiful dance. I love working with him and his family. Also, a big thanks to my instructor and costume designer, Sam Jones. He doesn’t settle for any less than my best.
This solo piece is something that I really enjoyed performing at competitions. I loved putting myself into it emotionally. I think competing in dance has made me a better person. Competing requires discipline, focus, drive, time management, physical fitness and teamwork. All of these skills translate to my everyday life, particularly as a high school student. After high school, I intend to go to college while continuing to make dance a big part of that experience, perhaps as a second major. I would eventually like to go to medical school.
Thank you theworlddances.com and Harlequin Floors for this scholarship!
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