Mallory Farris – South Carolina Interview by Zoe D’Angelo Nomination by Angi Farris Photography by Kristy Lynn Photography (top) & Angi Farris (4 bottom) Issue 26 of Inspiring Teens Magazine
The Nomination: Mallory Farris has been dancing since the age of 6 and competing since age 8. Dance is her outlet and passion. Mallory recently started assisting with the tiny ballerinas and has fallen in love with teaching. She loves to see them learn and accomplish new things! Volunteering her time and talents at her studio is something her parents are really proud of!
Tell us about your experiences with dance. Where did you start and where are you now?
My dance experience started when I was 6 years old. I fell in love when I started competing in 3rd grade. I started at another studio, but I am so thankful that I switched studios a year ago. Elite Dance Academy has been the best experience I’ve had. I always feel welcomed and know that I can accomplish anything there.
If you never picked the sport of dance, what do you think you would be involved with? Probably gymnastics because I have always loved to compete and would to be able to tumble.
What is it like teaching younger kids?
There is something very special about teaching little ones. The best thing is when you see that light bulb finally go on in their heads. They know all their hard works has paid off. It makes my heart full of joy to know that they have accomplished something new.
You mentioned you want to be a kindergarten teacher. Why do you think this is what your career should be?
I want to be a kindergarten teacher because I believe we need more teachers that care about their students. I want each child to be able to walk out of my classroom knowing they learned something knew. I want them to know how much I care for each of them.
Where are some of your favorite places to volunteer at? Some of my favorite places are at my dance studio and school. I love to help the young dancers learn new moves and teach the art of dance. At school, I love to help the children learn and show them how to be self-confident. Mallory will be featured in Issue 26 of Inspiring Teens Magazine!