Sheffield School of Dance

Teacher(s) Celi Shinn

My experience as Teen Female DOTY has been by far the best year of my life, and was a dream come true! By traveling with the Tremaine faculty, I have grown so much as a dancer and as a person. It has taught me that respect, responsibility and focus will take you very far in life. I was very blessed to be chosen as 2008-09 Teen DOTY and I would like to thank Joe Tremaine and faculty for all that you have taught me.

My name is Raven Poole, I am 15 years old and a sophomore in high school. I am an honor student and a member of the Baker High School dance team. I am also involved in many school activities and clubs, but most of my time is spent dancing.

Dance is my passion, it’s what I truly love to do! I have been dancing since the age of 4, and I have been at Sheffield School of the Dance for 6 years where I have received excellent dance training. My teachers Ms. Celi and Colby are very supportive and have always encouraged me to be the best dancer I can be.

I attended my first Tremaine Dance Convention at age 6 in New York City. Since then, I have been to many cities with Tremaine and each one has been a new and great experience for me. The faculty has been a great inspiration to me and a major influence in my life… I love them all. I am so honored to represent Tremaine as the Teen Female Dancer of the Year. Thank you Joe Tremaine and faculty for such a great opportunity. I am looking forward to this year and being a part of the Tremaine family.