Beaufort Academy of Dance, LLC

Teacher(s) Aleishia Ashlaw & Erin Demers

My experience of being Junior Male Dancer of the Year was awesome! Assisting the Tremaine faculy, who have danced with some of my idols, was incredible. Through this experience I've learned that nothing comes easy. I have to work hard, pay attention, and be obedient, in order to succeed. Thank you Mr. Joe Tremaine, Ms. Julie Adler, and the Tremaine staff for this opportunity, and to my parents and everyone who has supported me.

I am 11 years old and currently in the 7th grade. I have one older brother and two younger brothers.

Growing up, I have always been exposed to music and dancing, which has inspired my dream to dance and to one day become a professional choreographer. I have been dancing with Beaufort Academy of Dance, LLC, for the past three years under the instruction of Aleisia Ashlaw and Erin Demers and have received numerous recognitions and scholarships from various dance organizations.

I love riding my four-wheeler, jumping on the trampoline, hanging out with friends and choreographing dances for my cousins to perform for our family and friends.

This was only my second year attending the Tremaine Nationals and I always enjoy taking classes and meeting new people. Through Tremaine conventions I have learned so much and I enjoy all of the classes.

I would like to thank my dance teachers, church, friends and family (especially Mom and Dad) for supporting and believing in me. I know that I am blessed to have been chosen as a DOTY and I will strive to do my very best to fulfill the responsibilities of this title. Thank you Mr. Joe Tremaine, Ms. Julie Adler and the Tremaine staff for believing in me and giving me this opportunity.