Lilliana, or 'Lilly,' is a 10-year-old dancer from California who trains at The Royal Underground.
"Dance is my passion," Lilly said. "When I dance, I love to work hard towards a goal and it’s taught me how to be disciplined and confident."
She trains about 30 hours each week in contemporary, hip-hop , jazz , lyrical and musical theatre. She won scholarship awards at Rainbow Dance Competition and Starpower Dance Competition. She also earned the title 'Miss Star System 2018' from Star Systems Talent.
She is consistently inspired by her dance teacher, Ms. Joanna, who she also considers her 'second mom.'
"She pushes me to be better every time and encourages me to be someone in life ... not to ever be scared off anything," Lilly said.
Her dance team mates have also have a major impact on journey.
"These girls work so hard and have the same goals," she said. "When you surround yourself with positive people, you can accomplish everything and more. I love them so much."
She encourages others to never give up.
Her Picks, Lilly Barajas
Rainbow Dance Competition
Starpower Dance Competition