From Nya's mother: Nya is six years old and has been taking dance for four years. She is currently in her second year on the competitive dance team at the Academy of Dance in Brantford, Ontario. Although she enjoys all styles of dance, tap is her favourite. When asked why she dances, Nya replied, "Because I need to dance, like I need to breathe. Without dance I wouldn't be alive." When Nya grows up she would like to be a dancer in Walt Disney World.