She also recently became a Showstopper All-Star, and was invited to perform the opening number in Showstopper Nationals. Although a broken foot kept her from the performance, she is grateful to have been offered a part.
One of her favorite dance experiences was performing on a stage in Downtown Disney in Orlando. She is also grateful to dance with her best friend and duet partner, Faith (@edc_dancer12). Their duo went undefeated in the 2016-2017 dance season.
"We get stronger every year," she said.
Through dance, Ryleigh has been able to represent several dance-related companies and organizations, including Project InstaKind which promotes: "Be the light that inspires others. Use social media to impact people, not impress people."
Ryleigh has found strength in believing in herself.
"As long as I know I did the best I could do and I feel good walking off stage then my score does not affect me," she said.