This week’s Featured Dancer is Jalyn Flowers of The Debbie Allen Dance Academy. This young is only 12 years old and have a dance resume that includes performing for the First Lady of the United States Michelle Obama; have been featured in ads for Capezio and more. Check out her interview.
Name: Jalyn Flowers
Age: 12yrs old
Hobbies: Dance, Shopping, Swimming, Going to the Beach
Dance School: The Debbie Allen Dance Academy
Greatest Accomplishment Ever Achieved in your life: Maintaining Straight A’s for the past 7 years
What is your ultimate goal? My ultimate goal is to become a principal dancer at the Royal Ballet and to motivate others in believing that anything is possible.
What brings you joy? Doing things with friends and family.
Why is dance practice important to you? It’s important to me because it’s helps me achieve my goal and it gives me time to work on the certain steps that I’m not that strong in.
The best part of dancing…is being able to experience many different emotions and expressing them through different body movements.
Where do you see yourself five years from now? Five years from now I see myself still working hard and staying focused on my dream. I also see myself reaching out to others and telling them that anything is possible if you are willing to go on the journey.
What do you want to say to young girls starting out in ballet and other genres of dancing? I would want to tell them that If they are willing to try and work hard for whatever it is that they want they will definitely achieve greatness. Dance isn’t just another sport, it’s a work of art, it tells a story, and more importantly it’s a lifestyle. If you are willing to live that lifestyle then go for it.