At The Dance Awards in Orlando earlier this month, she landed a spot as a Top 21 Mini Female Best Dancer. Yet she still chooses to see herself as part of a bigger puzzle.
"Each dancer may be great on their own, but we are all an important piece to the team," Ayla said. "Without each of us something is missing, but together we make up something great and we are unstoppable."
Her love of dance has led to many unexpected opportunities. After a recent audition in New York City, she was signed to Clear Talent Group. She was also featured in the book, 'Dance Across the USA,' by Jonathan Givens, which features dancers in National Parks in every state in the U.S. Ayla also had the opportunity to model a special line of dance wear by Julian Peeples called LeAnaree Clothing.
Now, Ayla can't imagine her life without dance and she looks forward to what the future holds.
"Dancing is where my heart is," she said.