I have done commercial work with AT&T, Adidas, Target, Lane Bryant, American Eagle, Invisalign and more. I have also done a music video performance with Shawn Mendes and have traveled to the middle east to perform at Eurovision. Although I have done these amazing jobs, living in Delaware is holding me back from my dreams. Due to covid, they are not flying out people to do jobs in LA, they are sourcing from the area. It’s been my goal to move to LA since I was 15, and I believe it is the best place for me to thrive.
I have lived with my great aunt and great uncle since my mom passed when I was 5. Due to their age, they are no longer able to work as they used to. My aunt has sacrificed everything including her job to help make this dream possible. She currently does doordash, however we have an old car with over 220,000 miles on it that we will need to replace soon. My uncle has not worked in over 20 years due to his declining health, and has very expensive medicine we have to pay out of pocket for.
I currently have a part time job in retail making around $10 an hour, and I sometimes make posts for brands who give me compensation. As of November 2020, I can only afford to go to a dance class once a week. Other days I try to dance in my garage to keep in shape. When my aunt lost her job in 2017, I felt like it was my fault. Moving to LA would help me take care of the person who had cared for me all my life. Dance, modeling, and acting agents will not sign me unless I have moved to LA first. Any job that i’ve gotten so far has come to me through my instagram.
I do have some savings put away, but it is not enough. Due to my medical conditions, I need pretty good insurance to pay for my medications. I would need to have an apartment, and possibly a car to get around. Any money that you donate will go straight into a savings account for the move. I am looking for a furnished apartment, but I will need to ship my clothes and other necessities which can get expensive. In addition to this, I will also be getting a part time job in LA to supplement my dancing career until I have a stable income.
I am forever grateful for all of the followers I have. When I went viral I wasn’t planning on being a professional dancer, I didn’t think it was possible. The support I have received over the years is what has pushed me to continue chasing my dream. Please do not feel you need to give, I totally understand.