Lydia Turner

Cambridge • England

Story

My name is lydia and I am 16 years old. I love to dance more than anything in the world and my passion is ballroom and Latin. I have auditory processing disorder which means that I don't process sound quickly enough to understand it. Many of my coaches and teammates on the English team have accents which make them very hard to understand and I sometime use sign language to better understand what they are saying. Most of my teammates don't know about my ADP because I prefer that they see me as a dancer rather than hard of hearing. I love to dance because it is purely visual and it doesn't matter if I'm hearing or not. In Latin in particular you can connect with a partner and understand them better than I could talking to them.