This is Ava’s 4th year on Beyond Words, and she’s looking forward to another amazing year with her incredible teammates and Miss Kate. She took her first dance class when she was 4, and started dancing competitively 3 years later with Expression Dance Company. Ava has also trained on pointe with Cindy Zaeske. During her career she has received many awards at regional competitions, including Performer of the Weekend at LA Dance Magic and VIP runner-up at JUMP. Last year she was thrilled to perform in a jazz trio that took first place at multiple competitions, and in 2013 she was honored to dance the role of The Innocent in Judgement with Miss Kate’s professional company, The Kate Jablonski Statement. Ava also performed with BW and The Kate Jablonski Statement in Tabula Rasa at Chicago’s Athenaeum Theatre in 2014.
Ava is an honor student in the 8th grade, and when she’s not dancing she likes to take tumbling classes, listen to music, and hang out with her friends. She would like to thank Miss Mickey and Miss Amber for introducing her to the magic of dance, and Miss Kate for inspiring her creativity and confidence. She also thanks her family for their love and support.