Help Cassandra become a ballerina

Hi my name is Cassandra Johnson, I'm 15 years old and a Sophomore at Grand Junction High School. I have a dream, my dream is to become a professional ballerina. I have been working very hard to make it happen sense 2nd grade. After a full day of school I head to my dance studio, Absolute Dance, where I am a student company member in a 6 day a week pre-professional program. This requires hours of training and rehearsal time. I train on average 3-4 hours of dance per day. In addition to my training program I love to preform with the student company. Most recently as Snow Queen In the Nutcracker. Performances add hours of rehearsal time on top of my training schedule. I also cross train in Modern, Jazz, Tap and Hip Hop. I LOVE IT ALL!!! I want to do this. My parents are average working citizens who do everything they can for me in fact they have broken the bank to help make my dream happen! Did you know pointe shoes cost around $100.00 and last average 20 hours of being danced on? Dance is a very expensive activity hundreds in tuition every month and thousands over the year for workshops and travel expenses (we live in rural Colorado and have to go to the "Big City" for big opportunities). To really make this happen i need to start going to summer programs where I hope I can get opportunities and training that can propel me in the direction I need to go in order to obtain my dream. I NEED HELP!!!!!! I need to raise money to go to Orlando ballets summer incentive. (see my wish list) where I will need to pay tuition room and board and air fair. I just need to do everything in my power to make this happen. Thank you for reading my story and helping me out! xo

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Cassandra Johnson 
Grand Junction, CO
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