Pineville • Louisiana
I've been dancing for 11 years. I dance any and all styles that I can, but my passion is ballet. I don't have the best feet for ballet. I don't have hyperextended knees. I don't have perfect turnout. But I'm passionate about what I do, and I work hard. I try not to compete against other dancers but against myself instead. In fact, one of my favorite quotes is by Mikhail Baryshnikov: "I do not try to dance better than anyone else. I only try to dance better than myself." I am fortunate to have had and continue to have some amazing dance influences in my life. I am so thankful to my parents and grandparents and for all of the teachers and artistic directors I've known over the years. I am also privileged to have a great circle of friends and extended family who support me in everything that I do. In the last couple of years I've become quite interested in choreography and choreographing my own pieces. My dream is to dance professionally, but I also want to choreograph pieces for performances someday. My ultimate goal is to uplift and inspire others through dance, whether that is by being a dancer, a choreographer, an instructor, or all three.