Gefen Horn, 12, Chicago
Near North Montessori School (Chicago)
Gefen is 12 years old and in 6th grade at Near North Montessori School in Chicago. She has been dancing since age 2. The 2016-2017 season is Gefen's first year at Extensions.
Before joining, Gefen danced in the companies of Definition Dance Academy and All About Dance. This past summer, she participated in the Joffrey Ballet's Summer Intensive.
Gefen loves how focused and committed everyone is at Extensions. She loves to dance because she loves to express herself in different ways through movement. She also loves dance because even though there is a correct way, there isn't always a wrong way.
Besides dance, Gefen loves to talk with her friends, play with her dog and bunny, and read.
Gefen is so grateful to be dancing with people who already feel like family. She would like to thank Lizzie for the amazing opportunity and for helping her to grow not only as a dancer, but also as a person. She would also like to thank her parents for supporting her through everything.
Photos by Cheryl Mann