Katherine Nettles - January 2017 Viewers' Choice

I study ballet, jazz, modern, and Chinese folk dance. Ballet is my favorite.  I have been dancing for 9 years. I would like to recognize my teacher, John Dennis, who taught me the Bluebird Variation and other classical ballet variations. I have performed the Bluebird Variation with the Youth Ensemble (junior company) from Greensboro Ballet when we have visited local Nursing Homes to perform for the residents. I would also like to thank Mrs. Maryhelen Mayfield, artistic director of Greensboro Ballet, and my other dance teachers I have had.

Being able to express myself with dance inspires me. I want to encourage other, younger girls to dance in the way that I have been inspired by my dance teachers.

I have been accepted to the summer intensives at UNCSA and the Nutmeg Conservatory and I will use the scholarship money to help pay for my summer training. I am planning to continue studying dance. I would like to become a professional dancer with a company and then eventually teach.