Mia Gooch, 11, Chicago
Alexander Graham Bell Elementary School, Chicago
Mia began her dance training at age 3 with a simple shuffle and twirl. At age five she joined the competitive dance team.
In the fall of 2015 at age nine, Mia took the next step in her training and joined Extensions Dance Company. This is her third year in the company.
Mia also has a passion for animals and enjoys gymnastics.
Photos by Cheryl Mann