Jelena Rivera is a 15-year-old dancer from Parlin, New Jersey. She dances at Star Struck Dance Studio.
“Dance has always been a positive force in my life. I have made so many friends that are now family.”
Dance has always been a positive force in my life. I have made so many friends that are now family. My studio owner is like a second mom, and I’m so blessed to have had the opportunity to travel to so many places. Dance has kept me from going stir crazy during quarantine.
I would love to be a role model for the youth, show them to never give up on their dreams. When I was younger I kept going to conventions and always won a scholarship but never made it as an apprentice or counselor. I never gave up and this past year I made ADE prodigy