Emily Kilkenny Roddy

Laois • Ireland


I was diagnosed with scoliosis in my first year of full time dance training. A 20° curvature of the spine is when full time dance training is advised to stop. My curve is at 23° and I am in my final year of completely my degree in contemporary dance in a University in the UK. My back has caused endless injuries and I am in pain the majority of the time, and there are certain things i will never be able to do but when I am lying in bed icing it to reduce the inflammation at the end of every day, I know the pain is worth it.

t's so important to know its not always about being the best, it's about being your best.