Monroe • North Carolina
The biggest thing that I have had to overcome to continue dance was forgiving others. I had danced at a studio for 11 years, it is where I started dance and fell in love with the art, but after those 11 years were up, my dance teacher, who had not been doing the most honest or best things, decided to sell the dance studio to one of my previous teachers. This was one of the best things that have ever happened to me, but I had to forgive her and the other teachers so that I was able to grow and thrive as a dancer at my new studio. The thing that I overcame was so tough, but without it I would not have met a few of the teachers that I have now or have had, I would not have met other amazing dancers, or I would not have had the opportunities that I have had in these past two years!