I began dancing at CPAC at the age of three while also doing other sports such as gymnastics, basketball, and softball. As I got older, my love for dance continued to grow and I eventually committed solely to dance. Growing up in this studio has been the best experience and I would not want to have dedicated fifteen years anywhere else. At the age of seven, I took my first regular tap class and my true passion for tap dance began. It’s what keeps me going and I see it being a part of my life far down the road. I am currently a Senior at Battle High School where I am a Link Crew leader as well as a member of the National Honor Society. I plan on going to college to major in biology and eventually become a physical therapist. I also would love to teach tap and set some choreography of my own for dancers who also enjoy the rudiments of tap dance! I have had many opportunities that I am beyond grateful for including being one of 25 tap dancers around the world chosen to be a part of the American Tap Conservatory. Other opportunities include being able to travel to many places across the country, the most recent being Las Vegas for nationals, where my team took three national titles. That was definitely a highlight throughout these amazing years! Although I am heartbroken that this is my last year here at CPAC, a part of me is excited to see where my next chapter takes me and where the journeys of my fellow seniors take them. It has been a pleasure dancing with you all and I am going to cherish every coming moment I get to dance with you guys and at this amazing studio.