"I’m so inspired by my team and our ability to work hard and support each other," she said. "Some of my best friends are my fiercest competition."
Bella has always loved dancing. It gives her confidence and she enjoys mastering new things. She loves to perform on stage, at the studio or at home for family.
"I love being able to express myself in different ways by showing different emotions or styles of dance," Bella said.
Bella loves to watch and learn from the older girls at her dance studio. She avidly watches dance shows on TV and hopes to audition for one some day. She loves musicals and 'Hamilton' is her favorite. She recalls her favorite 'Hamilton' line: "There's a million things I haven't done - just you wait!"
That line holds true for Bella's passion for dance and her hopes for the future.
This past summer, Bella came in second place overall at the Shake the Ground Nationals, where she also received a scholarship. After attending 'Titans of Dance' for the first time, she was awarded a scholarship. Most recently, she was awarded third place at Radix for her solo in which she competed in the Mini Division (8-10 year olds) for the first time.
"I was very excited and proud of that," she said.
Bella encourages others to believe in themselves and never give up.
"You will be amazed at what you can do!" Bella said.
She adds: "Always support your team and other dancers. Dance is a confusing sport with solos where you compete against your teammates and friends. Always congratulate others on their success! Don’t compare yourself to others — it doesn’t matter what others can do or not do — focus on what you want to be doing."
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