I’m currently attending Washington State University. GO COUGS! I am involved in greek life at WSU, I am active member of Alpha Omicron Pi. Although I am not dancing as much, I still enjoying taking dance classes at the student REC center or taking dance classes through the school. I am majoring in education with my teaching endorsement in Spanish. I’m hoping to become a high school Spanish teacher. Everyone tells me I’m either crazy or brave, but I honestly couldn’t be more excited! I am also looking into becoming certified in order to teach English as a foreign language. Studying abroad is something I have always wanted to do, so I’m hoping within the next two years I will be able to go study in Spain. Also if I get certified to teach English as a foreign language I may be able to live in Spain for a few years and teach.
I danced with Allegro for just about 11 years and was on the competition team for 8. I can say whole-heartedly I would not be who I am today had I not trained at Allegro. At a young age I learned about being responsible, how to respect everyone around you, and what being apart of a team meant. I feel as though I learned at a young age what it meant to be responsible for not only your actions but for making sure I was ready on time whether it be for rehearsal or competition. Respect has always been high lighted at Allegro. We were always told we need to respect all of our teachers, respect our fellow dancers, and respect our parents. This is something I have carried with me. Finally, what being apart of something really means. I have learned over the years that being apart of a team or anything of the sort is not easy. However, I was given so many opportunities to grow as an individual, and meet so many amazing people who shared the same common passion of dance as I did, we all learned how to problem solve and work through our difficulties together. All of the lessons I learned at Allegro will be things I take with me and always have in the back of my mind.
Allegro was such a big part of my life for so long; therefore it will forever hold a special place in my heart. It has shaped and molded me into a lot of who I am today. It’s a place where whenever I am home I make it a point to go back and visit. For me Allegro was a big part of my childhood, at times it felt like I was at the studio more then I was home. Each person became apart of my “Allegro Family”. We laughed, cried, and cried because we were laughing so hard together. The people at Allegro are some of the most amazing, driven, and beautiful people I have ever had the pleasure to meet. I know they are all going to do amazing things with their lives and the teachers are only going to continue to impact every student that comes through the doors.