Meet Miss Georgia

Hometown:                                     Brunswick, GA

Education:                                      University of Georgia – Sophomore, Exercise Science; Kennesaw State University; Glynn Academy High School, dual enrollment at College of Coastal GA

Platform:                                                     #RiseUp: Impact Through the Arts

Scholastic/Career Ambition:       Obtain a Doctoral Degree in Physical Therapy

                                                                           Own a Rehabilitative Dance and Fitness Studio

Talent:                                                           Lyrical Dance – “When Your Feet Don’t Touch the Ground”

Scholastic Honors:  3.92 College GPA; President’s List honors for earning a 4.0 College Semester GPA; Graduated in Top 5% of my High School class, out of over 400 students; Zell Miller Scholar; Governor’s Honor Program for Gifted and Talented High School Students; Recipient of Floreida Harrell Performing Arts Scholarship.

Leadership Roles:  #RiseUp Founder; Little-by-Little Ambassador; Dance Instructor for dance studios and at Boys and Girls Clubs of America; Dance Choreographer; Team Captain for Miss America Serves Day; United Community Bank Junior Board of Directors; Humane Society Volunteer; Missionary in Puerto Rico and Bahamas.

Accomplishments:  Overall Dance Performance Champion at over 50 National Dance Competitions; Overall Talent Winner in the Miss Georgia Competition; National Award-Winning Dance Choreographer; Awarded State and National Gymnastics Gold Medals on Floor, Vault and All-Around; Pre-Olympic Level 9 Gymnast; H.S. Superlative: Most Talented; Homecoming Queen, selected by student body of over 1,600; 16 Years of training in Ballet, Jazz and Lyrical Dance; Varsity Cross Country Runner; Print and Dance Costume Model.

Interesting Facts:  Hosted a cultural awareness fundraiser and concert in New York City featuring Broadway performers; Possess a special love for teaching dance to disabled students; Danced in Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade; Received only two ‘B’ grades in my life; Family owns a dance competition company that travels all over the Southeastern U.S.; Play the Ukulele; String Art Artist; Cookie in a Cup Baker; I own an extra “floating rib.”

Employment:  Dance Choreographer and Instructor at Jill Stanford Dance Center; Backstage Manager, Staff Assistant and Videographer for Fusion National Dance Competition.