It's not uncommon for elite young dancers, gymnasts, skaters and other sorts of athletes to relocate from home in order to put everything into training. The common quality of this phenomenon doesn't mean that it's not a significant shift for these youth, however; academics, friendships, family life and more can really change. On the other hand, with support from friends and loved ones, as well as a persistent, positive attitude, this change can be smooth enough to weather. Flexibility of mind, being able to consider and adjust to new ways of doing things, seem to truly help here as well.
Recently we sat down with So Dancer Tia Wenkman to uncover more of who she is and what dance means to her. Tia is 16-years-old and is originally from a small town in Wisconsin called Waunakee, located outside the capital city of Madison, Wisconsin. She has been training for the last two years in Arizona at Master Ballet Academy and is presently dancing at the Royal Ballet School in London. Although she enjoys many different styles of dance, her specialty is classical and contemporary ballet.
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