My Name Is... Victoria Childress of Highlands Ranch

Studies online, enjoys ballet and music

Posted 6/5/18

About me I live in Highlands Ranch. I go to Colorado Connections Academy online school. I like all subjects, except for science. For fun, I go outside and I like my music lessons and ballet. I have …

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My Name Is... Victoria Childress of Highlands Ranch

Studies online, enjoys ballet and music

Posted

About me

I live in Highlands Ranch. I go to Colorado Connections Academy online school. I like all subjects, except for science. For fun, I go outside and I like my music lessons and ballet. I have an older brother and sister.

I dance at International Ballet School. I dance almost every day of the week for two hours. On Saturday, I dance for about four or five hours and on Sundays, for five hours. I’m always sweating — it’s usually pretty hard. I really like my teacher.

This summer, I’ll be dancing every day in July from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. straight. I really want to go to the pool a lot and hang out with my friends. My dad found an acting place that puts on productions, like Disney and shows, and I really want to look into that.

A love for ballet

My mom put me in ballet at 3 years old at the Eastridge Recreation Center. As I started getting more serious about it, I just started loving it. Ballet is very elegant and it speaks to me. My favorite thing is learning new variations. It’s cool to see all the work you do in class be put into a dance.

To be honest, I love ballet now but I don’t think I will be in a company in the future. I’d love to get into acting and do musicals on Broadway.

Ballet is a great sport for me to do right now. It’s active and arsty.

Competitions are fun, stressful

I recently received a scholarship to train with the Bolshoi Ballet Academy in New York City this summer. It’s pretty big. The best dancers are there, so it’s cool to think I am one of them.

It’s really cool to be at competitions with so many different amazing dancers and people. It’s also super nerve-wracking. It can be tough to be happy because everyone is so good. You just have to work through it and that’s what I do. I try my best. I’ve met so many cool people and made so many friends.

Before I get on stage, I’m kind of nervous. When I get out there, I can be scared or blank out and just dance. If you ask me what my emotions like while dancing, I couldn’t tell you because I just blank out and dance.

Fun fact

I have a bunny named Eva, like in WALL-E. I can also make a dolphin noise.

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