Life as a dancer
February 20, 2018
An avid traveler, dancer, biker, outdoorsmen and videographer, Wallace makes sure that being a student doesn’t define her. She has been dancing for 14 years, and has recently taken part in mountain biking with her father, a former professional biker. Being outside and capturing the world through her lenses is one of her many passions she has. Through dancing, Wallace employs her emotions in competition to be the best dancer possible.
“Dancing in general has pushed me as a person, because if you want to be good, get noticed, and do something with dance, you have to get noticed. [I’ve learned] how to have a good work ethic, and it has pushed me out of my comfort zone constantly,” Wallace said.
When she was 15, Wallace was offered the opportunity to travel the United States and dance at conventions. However, because of this intense work ethic with balancing school, dance, and her family, she has not yet taken part in this opportunity. In her mind there’s more to life than dance, even if it was her first love.
By staying in Minnesota for dance, she feels more at home. Leaving the Midwest for competitions or conventions has never been a strong interest of hers. Wallace claims that the best dancers in the world can be found in our own backyard. Her favorite place to perform is in Minneapolis, as there are wonderful, next generation studios of where dancers come from all over to compete and showcase their talents.
“I don’t know where I would be without dance. I’m always dancing in my head, it keeps my stress levels to a minimum. [Dancing] has expanded my horizons,” Wallace said