hi everyone! i'm christian and i am 11 years old. i am a honor student at saint margaret of scotland. i started dancing at my church, saint alphonsus with the liturgical leaders in motion at age 9 and from that moment, my life in the dance world has taken off!!
God has blessed me with an amazing gift of dance. i am training in a pre - professional program/honors at coca (center of creative arts) i average about 32 hours a week in dance training in ballet, modern, character, musical theater,jazz, liturgical, katherine dunham technique,hip-hop and african. i am also a part of 5 individual dance companies which includes COCAdance(jazz and modern and variations of dance styles), COCA's hip hop crew which is led by the amazing Anthony Redd Williams, Redd's dance crew K02 (kids of tomorrow) Keith William's innervision dance theater and saint louis premiere African dance company led by Diadie, afriky lolo. i recently auditioned for summer intensives and was selected by ruth page,joffrey, cincinnati ballet, nashville ballet and perry-mansfield just to name a few but i was extremely honored when i got accepted into alvin ailey and dance theater of harlem! woo-hoo! unfortunately, i am too young for ailey 's housing and it would be hard and very expensive for my mother to leave my siblings and go with me so i opted to go to dance theater of harlem where there is housing for me. i am trying to raise money on my own for classes, room and board, travel expenses, my dance shoes, uniforms,items for my dorm room and little spending money for when they take us out when in NYC when I am not dancing.All money is due for classes and dorm expense by June 15th and any money over the goal will be used towards extra training/classes. Any size donation will help and get my closer to NYC and I thank you for your love and support and turning my dreams into reality!!! love, christian.