"Ever since I could remember, I danced. I was born in America and lived in America for the majority of my life. I did bits of cheer leading, jazz, tap, ballet, gymnastics, lyrical and contemporary throughout my life. I’ve been in competitions, festivals and all sorts of events. I also play the alto saxophone and piano and went into schools in Japan to talk a little about myself and to teach English.
When I moved to England, I went to different dance studios but they didn’t really suit me. I wanted to do a style of my own and do more creative work, not just doing dances you are told to do to get a certain grade. So, as soon as I found out about Dancefest when it was my second year living here, I moved straight to Dancefest classes. The teachers here encourage you to find your own style and to enjoy dancing. I’m currently dancing with the youth dance company Accelerate and I enjoy every single moment dancing with the group.
I’ve been working here for my work experience week and got to know more about how Dancefest works. I would like to use the skills I learnt here to help me further on with the things I do in life. I would like to do something with music when I graduate school."