Meet Karsen Gresham, a fourth-grader at Mountain Island Elementary who loves to dance.
|Karsen dances a lyrical piece |
at a competition this year.
Photo courtesy Debbie Gresham
She's good at it too: Just this year, she won more than 16 first-place awards at national and regional competitions.
Karsen, 9, has been dancing since she was two, and while she does ballet, tap, jazz, lyrical and hip-hop dance, her favorites are lyrical and jazz.
She just finished up dancing in the North Carolina Dance Theatre's "Nutcracker," where she danced as a mouse and Chinese dancer.
She's looking forward to participating in her second ballet workshop at the North Carolina Dance Theatre this summer, and, she dreams of someday being a professional dancer.