Payton's NCSA classical ballet

My name is Payton and I am a thirteen year old dancer on a mission.  I have been accepted into North Carolina School of the Arts classical ballet intensive this summer. It is an honor to be accepted, however it comes at a huge financial comment. I have the best parents who work super hard to provide for my dance education.  This is why I decided to start this campaign...I want to help them help me reach my dream. 
I am from a small town and small dance studio and this summer experience is just what I need to take my training to the next level.  I am blessed to be part of a wonderful studio that has helped me realize my dream of one day being a company member of a ballet company. 
I have danced for the past seven years studying ballet, pointe, contemporary, jazz, tap, and hip hop. I love them all but ballet is my passion. I hope this summer program is  just the beginning of my time at NC School of the Arts as I plan on auditioning for their high school ballet program next spring. 
If you are a lover of the arts please consider contributing to my ballet dreams.  I will keep everyone updated on my progress and send pictures of what I am working on. Thank you for you time and support. It really does take a village. 
Thank you, Payton


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Burlene Franklin 
Blowing Rock, NC
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