Emily Slamon is an 18-year-old dancer from West Grove, Pennsylvania. She dances at American Dance Academy.

 “I have never felt so included and important in any aspect of my life, as much as I do in dance. ”

How does dance have a positive impact on your life?

Dance has made a positive impact on my life through including me in a supportive, encouraging environment every day. I have never felt so included and important in any aspect of my life as much as I do in dance.

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

I hope to make a positive influence on my community through using dance to encourage and inspire others. I want to show my community that when all else fails, there is dance.