"Dance is who I am," Peyton said. "I think dancers reading this will understand what I mean by this. Dance is my life so it shapes and impacts everything about who I am and what I am. I wake up thinking about dance and when I go to bed I dream about dance. Dance is my passion, my life style and a dream I get to live daily."
Because of dance, Peyton has been able to travel the world. Her first trip with her studio was to Montreal. Since then, she's traveled a lot through the Southeast, East and West Coast. More recently, she trained in Paris, London and Copenhagen.
Modeling has also become an extension of dance that provides her with a creative outlet.
"I have been photographed by some of the ballet photographers in the industry," Peyton said.
She stresses the importance of paving your own way through dance.
"Dance is your own journey, no one elses'. I did the summer intensives that I thought would benefit me, not the ones all my friends where going to," she said. "I took time before and after class to stretch and work on things versus being the social butterfly in the halls.
"I really worked on me on a daily basis. It is okay to work on you and stay in your own dance lane."