Parkersburg • West Virginia
When I was 8 years old I would dance in my basement because we couldn't afford dance classes. I was self-trained for a little while and I would put on fake recitals every month. Finally, when I was 11 my mom signed me up for a jazz class and I loved it the first day. I would stay after class and I would admire all the older or advanced classes. The next year I did Ballet and Jazz and I was obsessed with Ballet so much, I would practice every day even on vacation I could do Pointe this year. This year in I'm on the competition team and I take every opportunity I can get.