Mackenzie Matheney

CPAC has been a part of my life for the past 13 years, and as my time here comes to an end it is hard to think about not being at the studio everyday with my second family, but no matter what life has thrown at me CPAC has always been here for me in every way possible. My parents enrolled me in classes when I was 5 years old and if it weren’t for them none of this would have been possible, thank you so much for everything you have given up for me and Madison to dance, thanks for always being there to cheer us on and doing everything possible to make us happy. I would like to give a huge thanks to Nancy for creating this beautiful environment for all of us to grow in and all the opportunities you have given us. Thanks to all the faculty for being the biggest influences on all of your dancers’ lives, I would like to give a special thanks to Kristen for pushing me every class and for making me the dancer I am today. Jordan thank you for showing me how to be myself in my dancing and be more confident with it, and thanks to Tessa for always being there to help and for showing me how to put myself out there. Even though Katie will not be with us this last year all these years she has been someone I can always talk to and thank you for making your class a safe environment in the happy tappy cave. The biggest thanks goes out to Jen Lee you have always been by my side through everything, your hugs always make my day 10x better, you push us all even when we are exhausted and you are always supportive and the biggest light, you have greatly impacted my life and are the reason I am the person I am today. Thank you to the costume shop to putting your heart and souls into every piece year after year. To all my fellow dancers and friends, you all have made me work so hard and are always there for each other, I have met some of my best friends at this studio so thank you to all of you for always being in the crowd screaming for each other, for cheering each other on during auditions and during classes. I wouldn’t have chosen a better group of people to have by my side all these years and to help me as I take another big step in life. Thank you to everyone that has been a part of my CPAC journey and making it unforgettable. CPAC will always hold a special part of my heart and memories to last a lifetime. Thank you CPAC for making such a great impact. CHAKA!!