“My name is Allison Zuniga Quesada.

I’m 14 years old and I’m from Costa Rica. I started dancing when I was 9 at Elevate Movement studio. 

“First I started with ballet classes every Saturday and later on my

teacher encouraged me to try jazz. Time passed and I tried new styles and ended up loving every single one. My favorite style is contemporary. I love it because I am myself. I dance how I want to dance and my movement is different. I feel free and happy. 

“I love dancing because I can turn everything negative into something positive with my movement. I can move my body in different ways every day. I can learn from myself every day

…  and not only from myself but my friends, teachers, and anyone around me. 

“Dance doesn’t only take discipline and dedication. I sacrifice my free time to do what I love. I go through challenges every day and dance helps me get through them. I love dancing and nothing will ever stop me.”