Greensburg • Pennsylvania
My name is Alivia Glessner and I am 7 years old. I was born with developmental dysplasia of the hip and had to have three major hip surgeries at the age of 14 months, 2 1/2 and 3 1/2 years old. Following each surgery, I spent three months in a spica cast (aka a body cast). Despite my surgeries, I have been dancing since I was 3 years old. I refused to let DDH keep me from doing the things I love. I hope that I can inspire others to overcome their challenges, mine only made me stronger. This fall I started my 4th year with Dancers By Design and my 2nd year on the competitive team. I love to dance and I especially love being on stage. I have a made a great friends and enjoy spending time with them in and out of the studio.