Hello! My name is Zoe Mack. I’m a dancer at Westside School of Ballet in Santa Monica, California. I have been dancing for 9 years now. I am in level 4+ and I dance 5 days a week. I take pointe, technique, conditioning, and jazz.
Dance is my life. It’s what I want to do now, when I’m older, and always - I love it. Even though I have 5 years until I have to make a choice about what I want to do in and after college, right now my focus is on dance. Dancing is something that makes me truly happy.
This year I have been accepted into the Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet Summer Program . My good friend Luna McNeff Yee also got in and we are going together.
At CPYB I’m going to be dancing every day. I will be taking pointe, technique, and conditioning. We will sleep in a dorm room on the Dickinson College campus, and we’ll eat in the Dickinson College Dining Hall. This is an amazing opportunity for me because it’s my first time going across the country with just a friend. CPYB is an impressive program. Most of the recommendations I’ve gotten for summer programs are for CPYB. They are a prestigious school in Pennsylvania and have a very good reputation. I am excited for what this summer has in store for me.
The reason I’m asking for support is to help with the costs of the program. These include:
Tuition, Room & Board $2,900 (this is about half of the total)
Airfare $650 (round trip)
Pointe Shoes $300 (3 pairs)
Leotards $150 (4 leotards)
Thank you to everyone who is willing to contribute to my cause. Any amount, big or small, helps!