Abigail Macias is a 10-year-old dancer from Los Lunas, New Mexico. She dances at McNiel Dance Academy.

“As I strive to better myself and continue to compete, I hope to become a dance teacher in a small town to teach and give the opportunity of dance to young children.”

How does dance have a positive impact on your life?

Dance keeps me active.

How do you want to use dance to be a positive influence on your community?

I would like to be able to teach young girls that it doesn’t matter how big the stage is dance.