How long have you been dancing with SRL? Why SRL?
I have been with SRL for 4 years. I really enjoy the environment Courtney’s created.
How did you get started with Irish dance?
At first, I watched my sister do the performances and feiseanna. I thought it was really cool so I decided to try it.
Who do you look up to?
I would have to say mainly my parents and teachers.
What’s your favorite dance-related memory?
My favorite dance related memory was my first feis. I remember it being a lot of fun and having a great day with my family.
What three items would you bring to desert island with you? (Assuming you already have food, fresh water, and shelter.)
I would bring a soccer ball, a fishing pole and books.
If you could live anywhere in the world, where would you live and why?
I would live in Bar Harbor Maine. I want to live here because of the gorgeous scenery and hiking trails. I also love to fish and there are many spots where you can. I also have great memories of when I was younger and we would go hiking and camping there.
What’s your favorite thing about dancing?
My favorite thing about dance is the competition. I like that in Irish dance you can show off how much you've learned and progressed through competitions.
If you were a fictional character, who would you be and why?
I would definitely be Obi-Wan Kenobi because I think the fact that he can control things with the force is pretty cool.
If you could snap your fingers and instantly make the world better, what would you do first?
I would get rid of Coronavirus.
What’s the best advice you can give a new or younger dancer?
The best advice I can give a newer dancer is to stick with it and have fun.
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