Ally Day Ambassadors
Hi, my name is Cassidy Kraynak and I am 20 years old. I’ve been dancing for about 9 years now but before dance, I did gymnastics. After 4 years of gymnastics, I knew it wasn’t for me and decided to dance at Chris Collins dance studio with my grandma. I instantly fell in love with dance and the studio! I do many styles of dance but by far my favorite is acro. I’ve always loved flipping and have been very flexible since I was little. Dance has allowed me to make so many amazing friendships to have so many new opportunities including being an ambassador for Allison! I’ve always loved doing photo shoots with her and trying crazy new ideas that come into her head. I am so happy to be a part of the ambassador family and can’t wait to see what happens in the future!
Charlette is a 16 year old dancer from Cambridge, Maryland. She has trained under the direction of Jessica Hindman at Eastern Shore Dance Academy since the age of 2 training in all styles of dance including acro and yoga. Charlette has been an ESDA Ambassador for the last 2 seasons. When she is not training at ESDA she is attending master classes at other studios or taking private lessons to better her dance technique.
Charlette has been a member of the ESDA Competition Team since the age of 9 under the direction of Miss Hindman and Mrs. Rebecca Wivell. During this time she has been awarded several special judges awards, overall high scores, title awards, and scholarships such as NYCDA Outstanding Dancer, JUMP VIP, NUVO Breakout Artist, 24/Seven NonStop Dancer, Hollywood Dance Experience, Discovery Spotlight, Power Pak, World Dance Project, and the New York City Summer Dance Experience.
In addition to being an Ally Day Forever Ambassador she is also a Ballet Rosa Soloist Alumni, an Oh La La Dancewear Crew Girl, a Stretch It Out Stretch Ladder Permanent Ambassador, and a RP Dancer with RP Collection.
Charlette’s true passion is dance but she has a love for any of the arts. She especially loves to paint and draw color sketches when she is not dancing, and most of all spend time with family and friends. Charlette hopes to continue dancing professionally after graduation and study in Graphic Design.
Hi! My name is Hannah White. I am from Virginia Beach, Virginia, and I’m 14 years old. I have been dancing since I was 3, and I’m on my 6th year of competitive dance. I currently dance at First Landing Dance Center, and I’m finishing my freshman year at The Governor’s School for the Arts. I am a proud AK Dancewear Ambassador. I am so grateful and very honored to be an Ally Day Forever Ambassador!! I absolutely love my Ally Day family!!❤️
Kinsey Phelps has been a competitive dancer for 12 years. She started competing as a gymnast when she was 5 years old but followed into her sister’s footsteps of dance. She has been a trainee with Complexions Contemporary Ballet under the direction of Dwight Rhoden and Desmond Richardson and has also been a trainee with Richmond Ballet. She has trained and attended at Cary Ballet Conservatory PTP, ABT summer intensive, Joffrey jazz and contemporary summer intensive, Richmond Ballet summer intensive, Duncan Cooper summer and winter intensives, Protégé Movement summer intensive, Columbia City jazz summer intensive, Stavna Ballet trainee, Lines ballet one day workshop, and Pre Professional Program at Complexions Ballet. She has competed at YAGP, UBC, ADCIBC, REVEL, NUVO, JUMP, RADIX, and ASH. She has also been an assistant for Dwight Rhoden at UBC, and an assistant for REVEL dance convention. Kinsey has also worked with E-Plus productions and performed in New York City. When Kinsey isn’t dancing, she enjoys the beach and spending time with family.
Hi! My name is Lyla and I’m 12 years old. I have been dancing since I was 3 years old and competitively since I was 7. I love all styles of dance, I love a fun sassy jazz but my passion and favorite style is Ballet. I dream of dancing in a ballet company but I’d also like to be a JMU Dukette. Besides dance my favorite activity is arts and crafts. I love being able to create art with dance through photography. I love being an Ally Day Ambassador and having a big huge supportive dance family from all around.
Hi! My name is Alyssa, I am 15 years old and this is my third year as an ambassador for Ms. Allison. I train at Outlet Dance Complex in Annapolis Maryland. I have a twin sister named Tessa who is also an ambassador. I have danced since I was 3 and have loved it ever since. My favorite styles of dance are musical theatre and lyrical. I have won numerous overalls with solos, duos, trios, and groups. I have also been a KAR Protégé since 2021. I’m also a 2022 Embody Dance Conference assistant. A fact about me is that I have had eye surgery 3 times. Sometimes I struggle with confidence but dance teaches me to be confident with who I am. Ally Day Photography has allowed me to make so many connections with amazing people and dancers. I absolutely love doing photo shoots and being an ambassador for Ms. Allison.
Hi! My name is Lauren! I am 14 years old and I dance at Axis Dance and Acro in Chantilly VA. I have been dancing since I was 3 and competing since I was 5. My favorite style of dance is jazz because I like fast and fierce dances. Something I love other then dance is rollercoasters. I am so excited to be an Ally Day photography ambassador again this year and can’t wait to reunite with everyone and meet new people!
Hi! My name is Makayla. I am 13 years old and I've started my journey as a dancer since i was 2 years old. This is my 2nd year being an ambassador for AllyDayPhotography. I currently dance at Turning Pointe Dance Academy in Hanover, MD. My favorite style of dances are contemporary, jazz, lyrical, and ballet. I am so honored to be part of the AllyDayPhotography's family again!
Meghan Lin is a 15-year-old dancer and cirque artist from Fairfax, VA. She took her first dance class when she was 21 months old and began competing when she was 6. Her favorite genre is contemporary, because it combines technique, emotion, movement, and storytelling, providing endless ways to create a unique experience with every new dance. She especially enjoys dances with creepy themes! In addition to dance, Meghan trains in a variety of cirque-arts skills, including aerial silks, hand balancing, pole, lyra, and contortion.
Meghan studied with the Joffrey Ballet School Summer Intensive Program for three summers. She was a Joffrey Summer Ambassador in 2022, training in jazz and contemporary in New York City. In 2020 and 2021, she attended Joffrey Las Vegas, focusing on cirque arts and jazz/contemporary. Meghan has also been a convention assistant with Revel Dance Convention (Pro-Reveler Program) and Platinum National Dance Convention (Platinum Apprentice). At competition, she has won multiple 1st places and titles throughout her dance career, including Miss Teen Nexstar and 1st place at NUVO and Nexstar during the current season.
Meghan is an ambassador for Soel Dancewear. She trains at the Dance Academy of Loudoun. In 2020, she was featured in the “Bad Girl” music video by Eloise Viola. Outside of dance, Meghan loves fashion, cooking, traveling, tropical places, her dog and cats, and bubble tea.
Hi!! I’m Elizabeth Stuckey, I’m 17 and am so glad to be a part of this season’s Ally Day team! I’ve been dancing since I was 7 and grew up training in pre-professional ballet. I also trained in Vaganova character, Horton modern and classical ballet partnering! I was fortunate enough to be able to dance as a student in so many professional ballet productions all throughout my training. I also competed at YAGP for 4 years as a soloist and group dancer. Ballet is definitely my favorite style - to dance, and to shoot! I’ve attended the Rock School, ABT NYC, and CPYB summer intensives, and have been invited to the Joffrey and Bolshoi summer intensives. I moved to DC in 2020, and now dance and compete with Chris Collins Dance Studio! I love competing lyrical and ballet especially, and love doing pointe solos! I’m also an ambassador for AK Dancewear, and I love when I get to bring both my partnerships together to create awesome pictures to represent both brands! I’m so excited for my second season as an Ally Day ambassador!
Hi! My name is Saydee williford and I am 13 years old. I have danced at Nina’s school of dance since the age of 2 and I have been in their company since I was 6. I train in lots of different styles including jazz, contemporary, ballet, ballroom, acro and more. I am from Bahama North Carolina and I am so happy to be on this amazing ambassador team for the 3rd year. I am currently touring with Artist Simply Human as an ASH assistant for the 22/23 season and I am the current National Miss Junior Encore Extreme. I am also a Knkmiami affiliate/influencer. I am also honored to have received awards such as Pro-reveler for the 23/24 season, NYCDA regional outstanding dancer, NYCDA national top 40 & top 25, ASH the company, National junior miss Encore Extreme 21’ and other scholarships and awards. I am so excited for the opportunity to be on this team and I cannot wait for another super fun year with my favorite people!
Hi, my name is Brooke and I am 12 years old. This is my second year as an Ally Day Ambassador. I am so excited to join this family again! I dance on the company team at Gainesville Dance Center. My favorite part about dance is everything! I love all styles and love the excitement of competitions and conventions. I have taken intensives at Powerpak, conventions at Titans, Nuvo, Wild, Groove, NYCDA and have won a mix of scholarships, first place overalls and titles at several competitions and conventions. My forever goal is to continue to learn, grow, meet new people and expand my reach as a dancer!
Hi, my name is Maddy Carpenter!! I am 15 years old living in Pennsylvania and I train at The Dance Ground. I have been dancing since I was 9 years old. I love every style of dance but if I had to choose one it would be contemporary. NYCDA is probably one of my favorite conventions and competitions. I go to at least 3 a year and then their nationals! I am so excited to be an ally day ambassador for my 3rd year! Every year my time as an ambassador has just been better and better. My favorite part of being an ambassador for ally day is the ambassador weekend! I always look forward to it every year. I love meeting everyone by shooting, taking class, and playing fun games with the whole ambassador team! I feel so grateful that I get to be apart of this special family for another year.
Hi! My name is Channing Thomas. I’m a 15 year-old dancer from Gainesville, VA. This is my second year as an Ambassador for Miss Ally. I dance at Studio Bleu Dance Center in Ashburn, VA. I’ve been dancing for 10 years. I dance many styles, including Contemporary, Lyrical, Ballet, Jazz, Tap, and Hip Hop. I’m also trained in Acro. I can do an aerial, back handspring, front handspring, back tuck and much more. I love dancing at competitions and conventions. I won Title for my solos at Headliner and multiple Star Dance Alliance events. I was Junior and Teen Mr. World Dance first runner-up. I was a NUVO breakout artist winner three times and JUMP VIP winner two times. I went to 24seven this year for the first time and was selected as a Non-stop Dancer winner. I was also chosen to be part of the KAOS cast twice. My greatest dance achievement this year was being chosen as a WILD apprentice. My education is very important to me as I’m starting to think about my future. I am an honor student who puts 100% into all my schoolwork. I started the Liberty University Online Academy program this year and I absolutely love choosing a schedule that fits me best. I am blessed with an amazing family including my Mom, my Dad, 2 brothers, 3 sisters, my grandma, a brother-in-law, 1 niece, 2 nephews and three Siamese cats. Most of my family lives in our home so it’s always filled of lots of love and laughter. I am so excited to represent Ally Day Photography again this year. I look forward to all my photo shoots and getting to know the ambassadors this year.
Hi! My name is Ellie Melchior, I am 12 years old and turning 13 in may. I dance at Encore Studio in Midlothian, VA and am a member of their competition team, the Encore Collaborative. I started dancing when I was three years old and haven’t looked back since!! I love all styles of dance and currently train in ballet, tap, jazz, contemporary, and acro but i think my favorites are contemporary and jazz. I absolutely love traveling to several competitions and conventions each year with my team and feel grateful so to have received winner scholarships at Jump, Nuvo, 24/7, and Radix. One of my biggest accomplishments in dance is definitely when I was named in the top 10 mini best dancer at the dance awards!! I am also honored to represent Tiger Friday Dancewear as a member of their Tiger Tribe and I am thrilled to be an ambassador for Ally Day Photography again! I am so excited and grateful and can’t wait to meet everyone!
Hi! My name is Tessa Stallings, and I am 15 years old! This is my 3rd year of being an ambassador for Miss Ally, and I have enjoyed every moment! Some of my accomplishments in dance are being selected as a KAR Protégé Performer 2021, 2022 and 2023, being selected as a member of the IDO US Hip Hop Team, and winning multiple 1st overalls and titles! I have a twin sister and 4 dogs! When I’m not dancing, I love to shop and play with my pets! I’m so excited to continue this journey of being an ambassador!
Hi! My name is Abigail Moser, I am 15 years old and I currently train at Artistic Movement Academy of Dance. I have been dancing for 10 years and competing for 7 years! My favorite style of dance is ballet and a few summers ago I was able to attend the Akhmedova Ballet Academy summer intensive for three weeks! This past summer I had the opportunity to represent MADM chapter 17 as Teen Miss Dance of 2022, at DMA nationals! I was honored to place in the top ten among so many talented dancers. This is my second year representing Ally Day Photography and I couldn’t be more excited about this opportunity!!
Hi!! I am Ava Dalin! I took my first ballet class at 2 years old. I am a ballet conservatory and competitive dancer at Turning Pointe Dance Academy. I train in all dance genres but, especially love Contemporary and Ballet.
I am Cecchetti ballet trained and will take my level 8 ballet exam this Spring. In 2019, I received the East Coast Committee Cecchetti Council of America Young Dancers Scholarship and in 2023 I received a Rock School for Dance Education Ballet Scholarship.
I have been honored to represent some fabulous dance affiliated companies. I model for Discount Dance and Weissman and was the 2022 Nexstar Cover Model. I am honored to be the 2021, 2022, and 2023 Influencer for Nikolay/ Dance Supplies, Etc. I am currently an ambassador for Andrea Carola Apparel, Daroch Dancewear, and Ovation Gear.
I have won 14 solo titles to include Nationals Teen Miss Starpower, Ocean City 2021. I placed 1st with my contemporary solo at the Youth American Grand Prix (YAGP) 2022 and in the Top 12 for both Classical and Contemporary solos at YAGP 2021 and 2023. I have been selected as an NYCDA Outstanding Dancer, Jump VIP, NUVO Breakout Artist, and a 2-time NYCDA Faculty Rising Star Selectee.
This is my second year as an Ally Day Ambassador: I am super excited to continue to represent Ms. Ally's amazing photography and to continue sharing in this experience with so many talented friends!
Hello, my name is Ashley Dougherty and I am 17 years old. I have been dancing for 13 years and competing for 12 years. I dance and train at Artistic Movement Academy of Dance under the direction of Ashley Canterna Hardy. Along with training, I also teach periodically. I am currently Miss Dance of Mid Atlantic Dance Masters Chapter 17. I compete in numerous competitions and conventions with my team each year and have been honored to have received scholarships from Dance Masters of America, NYCDA, Revel, NUVO, Starpower, and Dance Educators of America. I have competed at YAGP where I received Top 24 Classical, Top 12 Contemporary, and a partial scholarship to Bolshoi Ballet’s summer intensive. Every year for the past 8 years, I have performed in Artistic Movement Academy of Dance’s annual production of “The Nutcracker”. My favorite roles I have performed are Clara, Snow Queen, Dewdrop Fairy, Mirliton lead soloist, and Coffee lead Soloist. I trained at City Dance Conservatory’s six week summer intensive on partial scholarship for two years and trained with them for one year on full scholarship. I have also trained at Sweetbird Production’s summer intensive for the past four years. I am beyond excited to represent Ally Day Photography with such a talented group of people!
I am so excited to return as an ambassador for Ally Day Photography! Here are some facts about me…
Performance Experience: Member of studio’s competitive dance company for 9 years.
* Starpower Nationals Teen Battle for the Title Finalist
*Starpower Junior Solo National Champion
*NUVO Breakout Artist Winner
*27Seven Non-stop Dancer Finalist
*JUMP VIP Finalist x2
*NYCDA Outstanding Dancer Finalist
*Tremaine Scholarship Finalist
*Discovery Spotlight Finalist
Training and Education:
10 years at Gainesville Dance Center. Subjects include ballet, pointe, tap, jazz, lyrical/contemporary, hip hop, acro, and contortion. Regularly attends annual dance conventions including WILD Dance Intensive and Star Dance Alliance’s PowerPak. Attended FLIGHT Acro Convention sponsored by Acrobatic Arts and took classes in aerial hoop, contortion, hand balancing, and acro dance. Was the only dancer at the convention selected by Derek Piquette to perform his original choreography combination alongside him. Attended The Joffrey Ballet School’s jazz/contemporary intensive in Las Vegas in summer 2022. Dance student in Colgan High School’s Center for Fine and Performing Arts (27’).
Special skills: contortion, hand balancing, flexibility, ballet
Fun facts: I have a passion for musical theater and my dream is to someday be a Rockette! I also share a love for history and got to represent my school at the national level while attending the National History Bee in Orlando, Florida!
Hi! My name is Katherine, I am 13 years old and I am from Long Island, NY! I dance at Techniques Dance Center. I used to train in ballet and rhythmic gymnastics until I moved to Long Island than I started dancing and competing at 7 years old! My favorite style of dance is Lyrical, Contemporary, and Jazz but I train in all styles! I enjoy going to competitions with my team, but I also enjoy doing conventions and learning from all different choreographers as well as meeting new friends from all over the U.S! I have received Nuvo Winner 3 years in a row, Radix Winner 3 years in a row, Jump Winner 2 years in a row, and 24/seven Winner this year and in 2021, NYCDA runner-up, and ADE all-star prodigy.I have also received many 1st Place Overalls/ Titles at Competitions and have gotten top 3 at Nuvo, Radix, and Jump Conventions. In my free time I love spending time with my family and my friends. I also love traveling and going on vacation. I am so grateful to be an Ally Day Photography Ambassador and get to meet so many talented dancers and work with Ally!
Hi, my name is Brooklyn Smith and I am 13 years old! I have been dancing for a few years and prior to that I was a training as a Level 7 gymnast. I was awarded the gymnastics team MVP 4 years in a row and I was a multi-year state champion. At the start of covid, I realized i was meant to dance. Since then I have met so many amazing teachers, choreographers and dancers from whom I’ve learned so much. As a result, I earned a Wild Dance Intensive Apprentice, Titans of Dance Apprentice/Force, quite a few scholarships, title, a few victories, but one of my fav— being an ambassador for Miss Allison!! I dance at Studio Bleu Dance Center, and I’m so excited to be part of the Ally Day ambassador program, and I can’t wait to see what the future holds!!
Hi my name is Dakotah Hill and I am 16 years old. I have been dancing since I was 2 and have spent the last 12 years dancing at Turning Pointe Dance Academy. I train in all styles, but my favorite styles are ballet, contemporary, and lyrical. I am currently training in Grade 10 in the Cecchetti USA method and working towards my Teachers certification to teach Grades 1 thru 3. I’m a competitive dancer and honored to have received titles and first place awards at many competitions and scholarships at several conventions including NYCDA, Intrigue, Nuvo, Jump, and 24 Seven. I’m so proud and honored to be an ambassador for Ms. Ally again and excited to create with her!
Hello, my name is Zoe Wilson! I’m 14 years old and dance at Stage Door Dance Studio in Manassas Va. I’ve been dancing for 13 years and love everything about dance. I also recently got into Colgan High Schools dance program! I couldn’t do it without my supportive friends and family. I’m grateful for all the opportunities dance has led me, especially being an Ally Day Ambassador for the second year in a row. I’m an extrovert, kind soul who only spreads love and smiles. I just want everyone to know you can be yourself and no one can tell you otherwise.
Liv Elswick is a 17 year old dancer from Annapolis, Maryland. Liv dances and teaches at Outlet Dance Complex, which is located in the Westfield Annapolis Mall! She started dancing at the age of 4 but didn’t start competing until she was 9 years old. Since she was 4, she has loved dance but it wasn’t until she started competing when she knew she would want to continue this journey as she gets older!
Liv is so excited and honored to be an ambassador this year and cannot wait to continue working with Ms Ally!
Hi I’m Bella Johnson! I go to Colgan high school where i am in the CFPA (center of fine and performing arts) program for dance! I also dance competitively at Gainesville Dance Center where I train in ballet, pointe, jazz, tap, hip hop, lyrical, contemporary, acro, and contortion. When I am not dancing at one of those two places I am most likely to be at a dance convention/intensive. In the past I have gotten scholarships for NUVO, Discovery Spotlight, and I was a jump VIP finalist. Most recently I’ve gotten a Honored Dancer Nominee scholarship at Adrenaline, and I am a WILD Dance Intensive apprentice. It has been a pleasure working with Ms. Ally and I am very grateful for this opportunity to be an ambassador. I cannot wait to work with many talented dancers and create new friends!!
Hi! My name is Dolly Furlo. I am 12 years old and live in Fredericksburg, Virginia. I have been dancing since I was 2 and competing since I was 4. I dance at Regan Mason Haley Dance Company and I train in ballet, contemporary, tap, hip hop, jazz, and acro. When I’m not dancing, you can find me cooking or baking, hanging out with friends & family, and doing theater. I am so thankful to have the opportunity to be a 2023 Ally Day Photography ambassador and I am so excited for my ambassador journey! ❤️
Hello! My name is Mya Elle Fernandez and I’m 13 years old. I currently dance at Turning Pointe Dance Academy. I have been dancing since I was 5 years old and I enjoy it so much to this day! I joined the competition team when I was 8 years old. I love to dance ballet, lyrical and contemporary. A fun fact about me is that I used to play soccer, but switched to dance after my first ballet class. It is such an amazing opportunity to be part of the Ally Day Photography Ambassadors! I cannot wait for the future and I look forward to meeting new amazing people!
Hi! I am Brynn Munger, and I am 14 years old from Middletown, Maryland. I’ve been dancing at Dee Buchanan Studio of Dance basically since birth because my Mom is a teacher there. I study in all styles of dance but my favorites are ballet and lyrical. I am an RP ambassador and want to continue training hard in ballet and pointe. As well as studying dance, I also have an interest in acting and singing and would love to be on Broadway someday! I work hard on my flexibility through The Alixa Flexibility program and am currently a demonstrator for the program. I am studying Cecchetti Grade 6 and about to take my Pre-Pro 2 Acrobatic Arts exam. I am a competitive dancer, but love conventions more than anything. I have received numerous scholarships from DMA, NUVO, NYCDA, Tremaine, and other conventions.
I love to travel to New York City as much as possible and take classes at Steps On Broadway. I hope to continue dance into college and live in the city. It is such an honor to represent AllyDay Photography as an ambassador and meet such amazing dancers, I am very grateful for the opportunity!
Cadence Lyles is 14 years old and a native of Dallas, GA. She starting dancing at the age of 2 1/2 and is trained in Ballet, Pointe, Jazz, Modern (Graham), Tap, Hip Hop and Contemporary. Her favorite style of dance is Contemporary. One fun fact about Cadence is that she is the first chair viola player in her school orchestra. She aspires to become a Principal Ballerina for a huge dance company, dance professionally in the industry and train young dancers.
Hi! My name is Leah! I am 14 years old, and I dance at Cuppett Performing Arts Center. I have been dancing since I was 9 and joined the Cuppett Dance Company last year. My favorite styles of dance are ballet and contemporary. A fun fact about me is that I used to do competitive gymnastics! I am so excited and grateful to be an Ally Day Photography Ambassador this year, and I can’t wait to meet everyone!
Hello everyone! My name is Daneya Celestin and I am 16 years old. I began dancing at the age of 3 and Dance has been my passion since. I am a Sophmore and Classical Dance Scholarship Recipient at Bishop McNamara High School in Forestville, MD.
Currently I train at Studio Bleu Dance Center in Ashburn, VA. I train and compete in many genres of dance including but not limited to Tap, Ballet, Pointe, Jazz, Lyrical, Contemporary, Hip-Hop, Ballroom, and Modern. My favorite genres are Contemporary and Tap. I am a 2020 World Dance Pagent Full Scholarship Recipient and have received multiple SDA Scholarships and Awards. In 2021, I attended Joffrey Ballet and Joffrey Spectrum Summer Intensives on Scholarship, and I am a 2023 Full Scholarship recipient to Complexions Contemporary Ballet Summer Intensive. In September 2021, I was featured in Sports Illustrated as an Emerging Leader and Rising Star in the sport of Dance. In 2021-2022, I toured with REVEL Dance Convention as a Pro-Reveler and with Artist Simply Human (ASH) as Company Member. I am a 2022-2023 ASH Assistant. I am currently signed with BLOC NYC Talent Agency.
I am a PROUD third year Ambassador for Ally Day Photography and I have enjoyed every moment of the Ambassador program. This is my extended family and I am elated to start the new season creating magic with this talented group!!
Hello, my name is Olivia and I am 13 years old from New York. I currently dance and train at Seven Star School of Performing Arts. I have been dancing for 10 years and competing for eight years. I love all genres of dance and train in ballet/pointe, tap, jazz, lyrical, and contemporary, hip-hop and acro.
I have been very fortunate to work with amazing choreographers and teachers and love to continue training with conventions and classes such as LADM, NYCDA, 24seven, Nuvo and Jump.
I have won many scholarships and and titles through the years such as Ultimate Challenge Winner for American Dancer of the Year 2021, 2022 and 2023, Miss Mini Onstage 2021, Royal Dance Competition Queen 2021, Miss Junior Starbound, and 2019 Kids for Kids Dance Competition Petite Diamond Dancer and 2023 Junior Diamond Dancer. This title is especially important to me because it allows me to set goals and dedicate myself to helping less fortunate children and their families through fundraising and participation in local events.
I am so excited and thankful to be part of the Ally Day Photography Ambassador Team! Thank you for the opportunity!
Hi everyone! I'm Madison Marshall, I currently train in jazz, jazz-funk, contemporary, ballet, pointe, acro, tap, hip hop, and ballroom dance. I have been dancing since I was 3 years old and joined the competitive team at Encore Studio when I was 7 years old. I love to dance and have traveled the country learning to dance and assisting different choreographers while on tour with Artists Simply Human, Revel Dance Convention, and Wild Dance Intensive. This year I will continue performing with my competitive group, the Encore Collaborative, and traveling around the country assisting for Revel Dance Convention, Transcend Tour, and Titans of Dance. This year I have taken up the ballroom with Lacey Schwimmer, worked on my technique and ballet online with Natalia Alonso and in-person with Angelica Burgos, have trained with Guy Grove and Dana Alexa for hip hop and jazz funk skills and started training with the The Crew Dancers too, headed by Mollee Gray and Jeka Jane. In this past year, I competed in my first ballet competition at Youth American Grand Prix in New York and placed in the Junior Top 12 for Contemporary Dance with my solo choreographed by Dusty Button. I was awarded an offer to attend the Point Park University Summer Intensive in 2021 when I attended the virtual Universal Ballet Competition. I was nominated as one of the Monsters of Dance Kids Cast Nominees and awarded a scholarship to attend a regional event. I was also awarded a $750 scholarship to attend the AMDA Summer Conservatory in 2020/2021. This summer, I attended Revel Dance Convention Nationals and won the 1st place for the Teen Division Solos with my contemporary solo, choreographed by my dance teacher/competitive team director, Angelina Gallo, and I won 1st runner up with my solo at Artists Simply Human Virtual Nationals with my jazz solo choreographed by my dance teacher, Cheryl Brower. In addition, I was awarded with the aforementioned assistantships for the 3 different dance conventions/competitions and was awarded tour scholarships for the 2020/2021 season with Velocity Dance Tour and Radix Dance. This year I was honoredI was recently re-signed by Clear Talent Group out of Los Angeles for another year of representation and I am so excited to continue on my dance journey.
Hi! I’m Joanna Sumner and I’m so excited to be Ally’s Ambassador. I have been dancing for almost 15 years in total and just over a decade of those have been competitively. My favorite styles of dance to compete with are Hip Hop, Jazz, and Contemporary, but I also perform Tap, Lyrical, Musical Theatre, Ballet, Point, Modern, and Heels. My amazing studio that I train and compete with is Regan Mason Haley Dance Company. Outside of dance, I love the ocean and if you have any questions about the ocean, I’m your girl. After I graduate, id love to be a professional dancer and own a studio; I’d also love to consider a field in Marine Biology. I love learning about the ocean and I have a huge passion for the ocean and all of its creatures . I couldn’t thank Ally enough for allowing me to be a part of her Ambassadorship and I can’t wait for our continuous adventures together.
Emely Carrillo found she had a passion for dance ever since she was little. Emely Carrillo also likes to enjoy and take in so many of Natures interesting features, and loves Italian food as there are many different delicious platters. Since discovering her love for dance Emely Carrillo has placed top ten at The Dance Awards and has assisted many choreographers from different places around the world. Now she trains with TheCrew, Nitrogen and Carbon and aspires to work with well known artists and choreographers. Motivated and determined Emely Carrillo continues to work towards her goals and aspirations.
Hi, my name is Anna Goffredo. I’m 15 years old from Staten Island, NY and I’ve been dancing since I’m 2 years old and competing since I am 5! 1 train and dance at Star Struck Dance Studio in all different styles. I also take classes at Broadway Dance Center when I can. I love competing with my team and I adore going to dance conventions and intensives. I love these opportunities because they push me out of my comfort zone and challenge me in multiple ways. My favorites are PowerPak, Wild and Marinda Davis’ Storytellers. I have received 6 regional Teen Miss titles and 1 national title at various Star Dance Alliance events. I have been a teen finalist at many Wild About finalist at many Wild About Dance conventions, was an ADE junior prodigy all star and a Dreammaker ambassador through the Star Dance Alliance’s Global Star Search. I am so grateful to have received several scholarships along the way for doing what I love to do. I am honored to represent Werk Dancewear. I’m looking forward to working with Miss Ally and meeting the other ambassadors.
My name is Ariela Koffler, I am 17 years old, and a current dancer with The CityDance Conservatory in Maryland, Bethesda. I have been dancing since I was 2 years old and plan to go pro in the future. I have performed several variations of ballet, while my horizons also expand to modern, contemporary, jazz, and more. My goals are to reach my dream ballet companies and perform on stage with other professionals.