Makhila's San Francisco Campaign

I started dancing when I was about 4 years old at The Bronx Dance Theatre and went there until I was about 10 years old. As of than I attended The Harlem School of The Arts, which is a decision that I am beyond happy that I made. The Harlem School of The Arts impacted me mentally, physically, emotionally, and made me the dancer and young lady I am today. On the side before I start my classes at The Harlem School of The Arts, I go to Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre, which is a school that had also affected my dancing, by me being inspired by the company and other young dancers around me. 

Now, I attend A small ballet school called Premiere Divsion (that is based on the French School of Classic Ballet), and I go there six days a week. My ballet teacher Nadege Hottier pushes me everyday to be the best me I can be,  her training is very rigorous and sometimes I get frustrated and want to give up,but she would never let that happen and she always inspires me with her words of wisdom. On the side, I train at The Harlem School Of The Arts, where I've attended since I was 12, and the instructors there also inspire me so very much by pushing me and believing in me when I didn't believe in myself. I love dancing, especially ballet with all of my heart, and I know this is what I want to do with my life, and I'm willing to do whatever it takes to be succesful. Being a ballet dancer isn't easy, especially a brown one,but im willing to step out of my comfort zone to follow my dreams and do what makes me happy... And this is where you guys come in. I was accepted into the San Francisco Ballet School for their summer intensive,but I was only given a partial scholarship. Last year I was also accepted for their summer intensive with a full tuition schcolarship, but I had an ankle injury and I had to get surgery that summer which was a major setback,but I kept pushing. So I am asking for your help to help me fundraise 4,000 for my room and board, tuition,uniform, and living lol! Any donation is greatly appreciated and Thank You so much for taking time out and reading my campaign!



Donations (39)

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  • Dexter Phillips
    • $40 
    • 5 yrs
  • Anthony Celentano
    • $50 
    • 6 yrs
  • Monica Cooke
    • $200 
    • 6 yrs
  • Michael Hu
    • $25 
    • 6 yrs
  • Darius Brewton
    • $50 
    • 6 yrs
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Makhila Cooke
The Bronx, NY

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