Pittsburgh

INSTAGRAM ACCOUNT: @Lains19

1. Your Bio

Hello! I am a super driven kid who almost always has a smile on my face. I am not afraid of working hard and love to push my limits. It’s not that I’m fearless but I am adventurous. It really makes me happy to see other people happy, and I always encourage kindness to others.

2. What 5 words explain you the best?

Positive, Perseverant, Compassionate, Honest, Passionate.

3. What dreams do you have for the future?

I envision doing a lot in my future! For dance I plan to be on Broadway, on a dance television show and tour as a dancer with a successful recording artist. I see myself teaching and choreographing in the future, as that will be a natural extension of all of my experiences. I plan to have my own dance company and eventually my own Dance Workshop. My dance intensive will tour internationally and have on staff, other positive highly respected dance professionals. I really want to share all the knowledge I gain with other young dancers and most importantly help make the dance industry a positive, mutually respectful community. Personally, I see myself having a huge fun family and together our life will be full of adventures.

4. Do you have a favourite quote?

“You are capable of greater things than you realise.”

5. What is your fondest memory growing up?

Going to the U.S. Transplant Olympics and watching my brother and the other transplant recipients completely enjoy their second chance at life. Meeting other transplant recipients and most especially donor families that came to watch the athletes has left a life changing impact on me. They lost their loved one, but were thankful to watch transplant recipients living their lives.

6. What is the most adventurous thing you can say that you have done?

Skiing expert slopes in Utah.

7. What are the top 3 things to do on your bucket list?

Perform on Broadway, Explore Europe, start my own Dance Company and Workshop.

8. What have you failed at before and what did you learn from this.

I have daily failures learning new skills for dance, but have learned to keep pushing forward to gain the skill and be successful. I have learned to work hard and not give up.

9. Who inspires you?

My brother Scotty is my biggest inspiration. He faces life with courage and optimism. He has more challenges than people should, but you would never know that from his attitude, outlook on life and his success. He works so hard everyday, has big dreams and has the funniest personality.

10. Do you have a favourite book or movie?

“Planes, Trains & Automobiles” & “The Grinch” I love the underlying story that reminds people to value what’s most important in life.

11. If you had to live on a deserted island and you could only take one thing, what would you take and why?

My family! They are the most important thing to me in the world and help give me strength, comedy, comfort and love.

12. What 3 pieces of advice would you give for others who want to get into your field or industry?

Learn from others but don’t compare yourself to others, everyone is on their own path. Be yourself – don’t be afraid to be different. Always show respect and be humble – even if another dancers style is not what you prefer – you should respect others art. Be humble with any success you are fortunate to gain.