December 2017 Featured DancerCamille Pepper
This month our featured dancer is Camille Pepper. She’s been dancing for the past 10 years and can’t wait to share her story. Enjoy!!
DA: How old were you when you started dancing and how old are you now?
Camille: I have been dancing since I was 2 years old and I am 12 years old right now.
DA: What studio do you currently dance at?
Camille: I train at Dianne’s School of Dance in Greenville SC and my Company team is Starz Artistic Performing Company.
DA: What is your favorite dance style?
Camille: My favorite styles of Dance is ballet and contemporary.
DA: Who has been the most inspirational teacher that you have had and why?
Camille: My most inspirational teacher is Mrs. Tasha Hughes who was my first Company Instructor when I was 5. She recognized my gift at a young age and helped me to develop it. She always pushed me to try harder things and to really believe in myself.
DA: Have you ever had any obstacles you had to overcome in order to keep dancing?
Camille: My biggest obstacle is just remaining confident in my own abilities. There are so many awesome dancers everywhere and I have to just believe in myself.
DA: What do you do when you feel as though you want to give up?
Camille: I overcome negativity by being super positive! A smile and kind words go a long way!
DA: What is the best piece of advice you’ve been given during your dance career?
Camille: My best piece of advice is when I dance don’t look around to analyze what others are doing or thinking, instead just block out everything around me and just let go. Dance my heart out!.
DA: What do you foresee yourself doing with dance in the future?
Camille: I would love to train at a major dance university and then go on to join a professional Company. I would also love to work with Conventions and train students.
DA: Anything final to say?
Camille: I love school and academics are important to me. I always work hard at my school work and have always made all A’s! I also love FOOTBALL! Thank you so much for this opportunity!
Thanks so much Camille for sharing part of your story with us! Keep an eye on our Instagram and Facebook accounts and you might see more of our December Featured Dancer Camille!