Happy 2020, everyone!

This year is already flying by, and we want to make sure we acknowledge all of the wonderful things coming down the pipeline– performances, competition, recital, and of course, our amazing group of graduating seniors!

Each week, we will feature one of our eight graduating PCDC seniors so we can celebrate their achievements and to know them “behind the scenes.”

Our first featured senior is Emily L.! 


Emily has been a dancer at PCDC for the last six years and will be dancing in her 7th recital with us in June. Emily takes multiple classes a week and is a teacher’s assistant for some of our younger classes.

Read more about Emily and her post-graduation plans below:


1. How long have you been dancing?
I’ve been dancing for 11 years. I started when I was 3, and took a break from the ages of 7 to 11.
2. What is your favorite dance that you have performed?
My favorite dance I’ve performed (so far) is when I was a gingerbread in the Nutcracker at the age of 5. We got to crawl out through a giant oven onto the stage!
3. Favorite dance memory?
My favorite dance memory is when I performed in my first PCDC recital. It was so much fun and I loved both pieces that I danced in.
4. Favorite genre of dance?
My favorite genre of dance is Ballet. It’s what I started with.
5. Finish this sentence: I love dancing because…
It’s a fun way to get my body moving and exercise. Dance has helped me to become more confident and meet some of the best people who have greatly impacted my life.
6. What are you looking forward to the most in finishing out your senior year in dance?
I’m really looking forward to graduating from high school! There was a moment in my life when I thought I wouldn’t be able to finish school, and here I am now having (technically) graduated a whole semester early.
7. What are your plans after High School?
After high school I’ll be going on to the University of Northern Colorado to get a bachelor’s degree in General Business.
8. What advice would you give to younger dancers?
To the younger dancers, confidence in your body is a huge part of being a successful dancer. Your body is beautiful and perfect, so don’t ever feel embarrassed for how you dance!