PC: https://uisg.uiowa.edu/diversity/get-to-know-me/

Part 1: The life of P̶a̶b̶l̶o̶ Shell Kies

Technically, it was January 7th, 2002 when I was born, but I didn’t start dancing until I was 2 years old, which I consider the start of my life. Everyone’s life shares the same patterns: learn to crawl, say your first words, take your first steps, have your first day of school, etc… The list goes on and on. What’s different for my life is that I found my love early. Dancing instantly became my everything, through school, homework, friendships, and in good times and bad. So instead of using 100 words to describe my life, I’ll use one. Dance.

Part 2: Graphing My Life

Part 3: Music That Moves Me

The definition of dance by Merriam Webster is “to move your body in a way that goes with the rhythm and style of music that is being played”. As a dancer, music is the main drive of my dancing. I connect to the lyrics, beat, and pace of the music. Just listening to music makes me want to start dancing and have the song take over my body’s movements.

On the other hand, I am a teenage girl who is obsessed with Justin Bieber. In my opinion, Justin has every type of music, from the song that gives you the feels, to the jam that you film hundreds of snapchats of you partying to.

Justin Bieber’s music video for his song “Life is Worth Living” is held near and dear to my heart because it has everything I love in it. The video shows two people dancing to Justin’s music. Dance and Justin Bieber are my two favorite things and this music video captures that.

Part 4: My Typical Friday at 9pm in a Snapshot

On Friday nights I spend time with my friends. It is never the same activity we are doing, from going downtown Chicago, to having a movie night in our sweats.

Part 5: My Video- A Typical Moment

Part 6: Famous People I Admire

PC http://www.usmagazine.com/celebrity-news/news/beyonce-rocks-out-to-formation-at-super-bowl-afterparty-video-w163789

Beyoncé is a role model to me because she helps me learn to become a better person. She takes risks and never loses confidence or gives up. Beyoncé inspires me to learn from my experiences and to accomplish my goals.

PC http://www.ozy.com/rising-stars/misty-copeland-ballet-prodigy-turned-activist/30438

Misty Copeland is the first African-American woman to become a principal dancer at ABT (American Ballet Theater.) Her dancing and hard work has shaped me to be the dancer I am today.

PC http://disney.wikia.com/wiki/Birdy

Birdy is a singer whose cover to the song “Firestone” helped me make my break through in dancing.

Part 7: A Quote to Live By

“Dance first. Think later. It’s the natural order.”

-Samuel Beckett

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