Thank you so much for this scholarship! I am so incredibly honored and grateful. Wow!! I am beyond honored and so incredibly grateful to receive this scholarship. I will be a senior at Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts. I have been dancing for 15 years now. I have competed for many years at different conventions and competitions up until recently. Currently, I am on the Repertory Dance Ensemble Company at my Performing Arts High School. I have had the privilege of working with and performing works by Dwight Rhoden, Desmond Richardson, Takehiro Ueyama, Andy Noble and many other incredible choreographers. Jason Parsons is the choreographer for my solo in the video. He is an absolute inspiration and I loved working with him. He is one of my favorite choreographers and I idolize him very much! I have studied and trained in all forms of dance. Currently, my main focus is modern, contemporary and ballet. I plan to attend college, majoring in dance, once I graduate high school. After learning and performing repertory such as Complexions Contemporary Ballet over the past years, I know that my biggest goal in life is to be in a company. Some of my favorite companies include Nederlands Dans Theater, Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet, and Complexions Contemporary Ballet. I aspire to one day be a part of them. Dance is my absolute passion. I cannot even find the words to express my love and passion for dance. It is my life and I do not know where I would be without it. My mom is a constant inspiration for me when I dance. Each time I get on stage I hope I can share my experience with her! I have so much gratitude for all that she has done for me. Thank you again for such an incredible honor. I will be forever grateful!