Dance Background: Dance has always been a huge part of my life. I began dancing at one of the local studios in Appleton at a young age and continued competing there through high school. Along with studio dance, I also joined my high school’s dance team, and we advanced to the national level in both pom and jazz. I fell in love with being on a team and working hard to achieve a common goal with my teammates, and the summer after high school, I was blessed with the opportunity to travel around the Midwest teaching summer dance camps for high schoolers with an amazing company called Universal Dance Association. I continued working for UDA for three consecutive summers. In college, I joined the dance team and was elected captain for three years, which gave me the opportunity to grow as a leader and choreographer. Dance makes up a large part of my identity, and I just could not live without it in my life after college, so I tried out to be an MVC and made it!