Laila is an 11 year old dancer from Daleville, VA. She began dancing at the age of 3 and joined the ensemble team dancing competitively at the age of 6. Laila has trained in many forms of dance including ballet, jazz, lyrical, contemporary, musical theater, and hip hop. Laila also trained as a competitive gymnast before choosing to concentrate exclusively on dance. Laila still takes numerous tumbling classes and loves to incorporate tumbling in her dances. Although she loves all forms of dance, Hip Hop has become Laila’s favorite. If asked what she enjoys most about dance, she would reply, “musicality and dance friends.” Laila loves to express her feelings about a piece of music in her dance, interpreting the music through dance. She has also enjoyed her friendships made through dance and the opportunities dance has offered her. Beyond Laila’s numerous awards and scholarships earned at dance competitions she is also the reigning spelling bee champion at her school. She has similarly placed every year in several programs for the arts. When Laila is not dancing, she spends time with family and friends. Being the youngest of four sisters there is never a dull moment. Laila especially loves to travel with her family. She has been to nine countries and hopes to add more to the list. Currently, Laila is trying to figure out how she can reach her goal of being a surgeon, model, and actress, AT THE SAME TIME!