Dance is the driving force in everything I do. It has given me a place to run to when I am feeling lost. It has been the inspiration behind the struggles of my life. It was my personal sanction. Although I was self-trained my entire life, it did not stop me from pursuing my dreams. I would use my garage as a studio, or reflections of buildings just to practice, often driven away. Knowing that there are many going through the same thing, it is a true struggle when you are limited. I want to change the world by providing third world countries with a campaign catering towards Performing Arts Centers. A sanction for the lost.
As a freshman in college, I am currently taking Hip-hop dance as a class, as well as other various training. My goal is to start in my homeland of Tonga, a third world country. By beginning there I will be able to slowly build and integrate the arts into the country. By providing them with this building, it will give them the strength to reach their full potential and learn to express their artistic feelings. From there on, I want to continue this process in other parts of the world, slowly reaching each child, teen, and adult. The arts are what opens the mind of visionaries and creators and with this scholarship, it will further push me to reach that goal and continue this journey, to change a life, one beat a time.