Mercedes Schieffelin

Niagara Falls • New York

Story

I started dancing late in age I was 9 years old and began half way through the season doing tap and jazz by the end of the year I was asked to become part of the competition team at the studio. I am now 14 yrs old and am still on the elite junior/teen team. I don't know where I would be without dance in my life My Favorite style of dance is Contemporary, I am also a very bendy contortionist I love to dance and meet people/friends some of my best friends/family are from the dance studio we have all become one large happy family we do everything together even outside of dance related functions. Dance to me is a way to challenge yourself to see how far your body is willing to go. It has given me confidence in myself and is a creative way to express yourself.