Zoe Farsalas, 13, Naperville, Illinois
Washington Junior High School, Naperville
Zoe Farsalas first became interested in dance at the age of two, enjoying an ice cream while peering into the window of a local dance studio mesmerized by a ballet class. She patiently waited for her third birthday before enrolling in her first dance class. Since that day, Zoe has studied dance. She joined Extensions Too! for its founding 2011-2012 season, and this year will mark her fifth year with the company. She is lucky to have worked with many amazing teachers and choreographers including Lizzie, Graca Sales, Karen Ellis-Wentz, Yosvani Ramos, and Garth Johnson.
Zoe has been invited to perform and attend classes at the Youth America Grand Prix finals, and has earned regional placement in the top 12 in both contemporary and ballet. She has attended summer programs at Joffrey Ballet Chicago, River North Dance Chicago, Elements Contemporary Ballet, Ballet Matters and Inaside Chicago Dance.
Zoe is excited to be returning this year and will attend classes at Extensions Dance Center. She is thrilled and honored to continue working with Lizzie and all of the Artists that make Extensions such a special place to learn, create, and grow. Zoe is especially grateful to Lizzie for her unwavering support as she works towards her dreams.
Photos by Cheryl Mann