I met Alana and her family through a model call. I have been wanting to photograph a ballerina for quite some time and the opportunity never presented itself. However, this summer I decided to reach out and find one, and I'm so glad I did! Enter Alana, at only 14 years old has accomplished so much. She has found her passion and undergoes a rigid schedule of practicing 7 days a week at her studio to dance competitively:
"It's a big commitment that I love but I sacrifice missing events such as school activities/clubs, parties and going out with school friends/family. But, I wouldn't change it for the world because my competition teammates are like my family and I couldn't imagine my life without them."
She hopes to attend college in California and wishes to continue dance and welcomes all of the experiences and opportunities it will bring including traveling the world.
Thank you for sharing your story with me.