Interview by Shayna Fink
When did you start dancing and why did you want to dance in the first place?
Originally I went to a different studio then where I currently dance and danced for almost 7 years there. I took a long break from dance and started up at Elements Dance Factory where I knew a lot of people. Everyone was incredibly supportive the first day I came in and still are today. I wanted to start dancing again because I missed expressing different emotions throughout my body and I was practicing a few dance moves at my house and realized how much I missed dancing.
If you could be any dancer for a day who would you be and why?
If I could be any dancer for a day I would want to be Maddie Ziegler. She is such an incredible dancer and an incredible person as well. She has inspired many people including me to be themselves and dance comfortably in their own skin. I also love her style and I’ve known her and been a fan for a few years.
If you could try any new genre of dance what would it be and why?
If I could try any new style of dance it would be contemporary. Over the summer I took a few contemporary classes and I got very emotionally connected to the movements and music. The style is very unique and every move has a different feeling which I love and also works on technique!
What are some of the best moments you have had at dance?
In the summer I took a dance intensive camp at Elements Dance Factory and received the dance scholarship. After 6 years of not dancing, I felt a huge rush of accomplishment that day, especially that everyone I danced with was incredible. I also love all of the people I dance with. They are all very supportive, including the teachers, and being there allows me to feel very comfortable in my own skin.
Over the course of the time you have been dancing at your current studio, how have you developed as a dancer?
Although I have only been dancing for a short period of time, I definitely feel like I have improved at dancing. Hip hop has always been a very fun genre of dance to me and as I continue to practice, I feel like the movements are coming to me more easily and I don’t struggle as much with remembering dances.
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