Ever since I was 3 years old, I loved ballet. I enjoyed the movement, the handwork and concentration. I felt free when I was in the studio. I felt as if I could do anything and had the strength to achieve the goals I had set for myself.
Hi dancers! My name is Jennifer Payne. I am a member of the Denver Academy of Ballet, and am twelve years old. I was born in Dayton, Ohio, and I was put into ballet classes at the age of three.
I was placed in my first dance class before I can even remember. Within only a couple of baby ballerina classes, I knew I had found my lifelong passion. About the same time I started taking ballet class, my parent's signed me up for ski lessons. Ironically, I wouldn't go skiing without a tutu on.
Lights, camera, dance! My name is Eleanor Kim, but most of my friends call me “Ellina.” I was born in Honolulu, Hawaii, and I am 75% Korean and 25% Caucasian. I live in Denver, Colorado, and dance at Denver Academy of Ballet.