Q: At DM 21, you were definitely one of the most energetic and outgoing dancers, which motivated those around you. Where did that inspiring presence come from?
A: Honestly, I felt the same way all those dancers and other leadership members did. Every little thing was aching and mentally I was exhausted, but being in a leadership position, I knew that I couldn’t show a lack of motivation, passion, or excitement. If I ever really felt down, I would try and talk with some of the families or play with the kiddos and they would help reignited that spark. As long as I always knew why I was there, it was easy to keep up the positive vibes for 24 hours.