16 year old Brena Gillaspie of Clifton, Texas has been dancing since the age of 4.
“My goals are to be on tour with any singers,” said Brena Gillaspie. “I like Beyonce, Janet Jackson, Michael, Lady Gaga and Justin Beber.”
So Gillaspie traveled two hours to the Power House of Dance in Frisco to learn from nationally acclaimed instructors who have choreographed for artists such as Justin Timberlake and Janet Jackson. The instructors ranged from Lil’ C to Dallas Marericks Dancers Director Mallory Mills.
“I have a very strong energy for dancing,” said Mallory Mills. “It’s my passion and every time I am in front of anybody teaching anybody it’s almost like I want them to be the best they can be because I know I had those tools growing up.”
Tools that Mills hopes that 9 year old Abby Koczo will have too.
“Dancing is kind of like me doing what I want to, when I want to, what I want to do and why I want to do it,” said 4th grader Abby Koczo from Fisher Elementary. “It makes me feel like queen.”
Making her students feel like queen is something that choreographer Kim Mcswain firmly believes in.
“That’s what I do, and that’s why I’m kind over the top and in their face,” said Kim Mcswain. “It’s not so much of my choreographer or my talent or my credits. That has nothing to do with it. Every kid when they leave my class feels special and amazing.”
“I have mirrors in my room, and I’ll be dancing for hours but it’s never good enough,” said Gillaspie. “I guess that’s good being a perfectionist, but my mom’s like you need to chill because you’re good.”
Parents, professional choreographers and fans across the world encourage aspiring dancers like Gillaspie to believe in themselves and get out there and dance.
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