Sarah is a 12-year-old dancer from Alberta, Canada.
"Dance makes me happy and fills my heart with joy," she says.
Sarah trains at least 20 hours each week in classes, rehearsals and practice at home. She trains in Ballet, Jazz, Lyrical, Contemporary, Acro and Hip Hop. She loves how dance allows her to be creative and express herself.
She has a grateful heart and believes in 'sprinkling kindness like confetti.' Dance has taught her that every person is unique and special. At dance conventions, she loves to meet new dancers from other studios and she soaks up all of the inspiring messages from the teachers.
Sarah has received several first place overall awards for her solos. Most recently she was awarded a NUVO Breakout Artist Award at NUVO Calgary.
"This was a goal I had set for myself and I am thrilled to have achieved it," she said.
Sarah chooses to be kind and humble as she reaches her goals and works towards new ones. She encourages others to take as many dance classes as possible and to say 'yes' to opportunities that may come your way.
"Some of my best dance experiences have come from finding the courage to try new things," she said.
She has many people who have helped or inspired her in dance. Her mom, who used to be a dancer, helps her practice and work on the little things that make her performance better.
"I am thankful for all the driving she does, the hair, the make up and all those early mornings when she gets me where I need to be," Sarah said. "She is so kind and I love her very much."
Her dance teachers at Airborne Dance Centre help her every day with technique and exam preparation.
"They give me the most beautiful choreography and are so supportive and caring," Sarah said. "They help me grow and push me to try new things."
Her dance friends inspire her and are always there to support and encourage her.
"My dance friends are my best friends," Sarah said. "They understand me like no one else can."
Sarah hopes to be a dance teacher one day and inspire others in the same way they have inspired her.
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