August 2018 Featured DancerLeah Gonzalez
This month’s featured dancer is Leah Gonzalez! She is from Miami Florida and we can’t wait to share her story!
DA: How old were you when you started dancing and how old are you now?
Leah: I’m 12 years old from Miami Florida and have been dancing for 4 years.
DA: What studio do you currently dance at?
Leah: I’m currently studying dance at Dance Attack Miami and Thomas Amour Youth Ballet.
DA: What is your favorite dance style?
Leah: I’m trained in every style of dance including ballroom, hip hop, jazz, contemporary, lyrical, acro, ballet and tap. My favorite style of dance is contemporary and ballet.
DA: Who has been the most inspirational teacher that you have had and why?
Leah: My biggest inspirational teacher is John Culbertson. He has been my role model from day one.
DA: Have you ever had any obstacles you had to overcome in order to keep dancing?
Leah: My biggest obstacle that me and my family have had to overcome so I can continue to dance and are still dealing with has has been finance, but my mom has started her own small photography business to help with cost. My mom is my personal photographer and almost 99% of my pictures have been taken by her @leora037photos.
DA: What do you do when you feel as though you want to give up?
Leah: I never give up because I’m very determined and I keep trying until I get whatever I want to learn and master it. I’m a goal achiever and perfectionist.
DA: What is the best piece of advice you’ve been given during your dance career?
Leah: My best advise to any dancer is to always keep your eye open because every dancer/teacher is different and you can always learn something new and that’s how you grow.
DA: What do you foresee yourself doing with dance in the future?
Leah: In the future I plains on pursuing my dreams and becoming a choreographer and move to LA or NYC to continue to study. My dreams are to one day work on Broadway, tv and the dance industry.
DA: Anything else you’d like to share?
Leah: I loves to inspire other dancers by answering questions demonstrating moves and flexibility tricks and most of all help other dancers feel more confident about themselves.
Thank you Leah and Leora for sharing your story. We can’t wait to see what you’ll do with your dance career!
Have you Listened yet?
Have you listened to our new DanceAdvisor.com podcast? Our 3rd episode is about why ballet is so great! Listen and let us know what you think 🙂