In The Spotlight

Teacher(s) Tom Karaty & Candice Mancini

I knew that my journey with Tremaine was going to be amazing, but what I have experienced has been way more than that. It has been life changing. I have learned more in the past year than I have in my entire life, and I owe that to the incredible Tremaine Faculty and Performance Company. I have been beyond honored to receive the opprotunity to be a part of the Tremaine family. I want to thank Joe Tremaine and his outstanding staff for making my dreams come true.

My name is Lisa Farrell, I am 15 years old and I will be a sophomore in high school. I have an older brother and an older sister who are both an inspiration to me because they never give up. Both my siblings have torn their ACL but have completely recovered and continued to do what they love by sprinting in several track meets and being a part of the University of South Carolina dance team. I grew up watching my older sister dance for many years when I soon realized that I wanted to pursue dance as well. I started dancing at age three, but started dancing at In The Spotlight at age six. Besides dancing, you can find me skiing, cheering, and singing.

Dancing at In The Spotlight has changed myself as a person. I have learned to be a leader, respect others, and be the best that I can be. I am a hard worker and I will do whatever I have to do in order to dance at my fullest potential. However, I would not be who I am today without the training I have received from my talented teachers.

I have been attending Tremaine Dance conventions consecutively since their 25th Anniversary in 2006. Since then, I have auditioned for DOTY four times, but finally became a finalist on the fifth try, for the first time. As my first year as a finalist, I became 2011-2012 Teen Female Dancer of the Year. I would have never expected to receive such an award. I could not be more thankful for this experience. Thank you, Tremaine Dance Conventions, my dance teachers, friends and family. I am so excited for this journey to begin.