LA Summer... Help me live my dream

Since a young age, I have been studying dance with dreams of one day living the life of a famous classical ballet dancer. After years, days, hours, minutes, and down the second I graduated from ballet school performing variations from Les Sylphides, Carmen, Hansel and Gretel, and a number of pieces choreographed by dancers living the dream, my mom was there paying and struggling, sickly but making it to see her baby dance professionally. My mom fell tragically ill a week after my graduation and my life changed. Since then I have danced for and with a number of companies and freelanced knowing that she smiles from Heaven but I have yet to go as far as we dreamed.  Even though things have changed a little, my dream of dancing around the world, in front of and behind Stars/ Celebs, living in LA, and making my mom proud still remains to be in my plans. 

On the night of January 31st, 2015 I cried and prayed unsure of God's plans for me. I didn't know what I should do; if I should enroll in grad school, get another job not in my field, or move out town. The next afternoon, Superbowl Blizzard Sunday, I got out of bed and made my way to Lou Conte Studio Chicago, where the Debbie Allen Dance Academy Summer Intensive auditions were being held. I figured since it had not been canceled it was where I was supposed to be and whatever happens will be God's answer to my tears the night before. At the end of the 4 hour audition, my number 232 was called and Ms. Allen announced that I had been accepted in the program. 

So here I am, over a month later and I have received the Save the Date email confirming my acceptance; along with the due dates for deposit payments!

Life has dealt it's hand and it is not over for me yet. Dance is my passion and a career I wish to further pursue. My time has come and now I need your love and support to help me make it come true. I promise you all will be very proud and will be blessed beyond measure. 
The amount I'm looking to raise will cover tuition and housing for the 1 month long intensive. Anything is everything to me. Thanks in advance.

With Love and Much Gratitude, 

Sharonda "Shae" Underwood


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Shae Bvisuals Underwood 
Chicago, IL
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