I started dance at the age of 3 and it has been a huge part of my life for 16 years now. As a kid I was awkward, never smiled, and had eyeliner drawn up to my eyebrows (courtesy of my mother.) I also had no natural ability when it came to dance- no turnout, awful feet, and a stage presence only my mother thought was cute. Dance moms had to threaten me with vaseline-ing my teeth in order to make me smile! Luckily, after years of training and becoming more comfortable on stage, I was no longer as much of an awkward turtle and started becoming a decent dancer!
This spurred my confidence throughout my tweenie years, as I clearly thought I was fly af, and took mirror selfies with my Canon digital camera whenever I could. Tommy Hilfiger purse on my side, side-part in check, candy on my wrist, Winners discount heels on my feet- I felt like a hundred bucks.
Luckily throughout the years, I had great friends to influence me and help me out of my angsty teenage phase. With this, I am now in my 3rd year of the commerce program, and have continued pursuing my love of dance as part of the Queen’s Competitive Dance Team, the Queen’s Competitive Tap Team, and as an Advanced Jazz teacher for the Queen’s Dance Club.