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Student Spotlight: Ava Guzman

1. How old are you?


2. What are the activities you do at Garden Street?

I have been part of the Dance Team since Sept. 2015. I currently take ballet, lyrical, contemporary, jazz, hip hop and acro. This past December I was happy to be part of the Moscow Ballet's Great Russian Nutcracker playing the role as a Snowmaiden and Party Guest.

Additionally, I was involved in performing as a ballet fairy in Hoboken Tale. On Sep. 24, 2016, I participated in Fourth annual Cheer and Dance Night in Citifield and had the opportunity to dance with NY Jets Flight Crew Cheerleaders. I also had the honor of performing for the community of Hoboken on a few occasions. In 2016, I performed for the Cabin Fever workshop. Additionally, I had the honor of dancing during the Hoboken Mayor's State of the City Address in 2016 and 2017.

Not only do I dance with Garden Street, I also had the honor of taking a few private singing lessons with Neil Tracy. Additionally, I have had the opportunity to take acting lessons with Nickelodeon star Mikey Reid and audition for top NYC talent manager Jackie Reid from Lil' Angels Unlimited and was happy to be signed.

3. What made you join the classes?

Before joining Garden Street, I was a competitive artistic gymnast for about 4 years. It was an intensive 4 years and I was not able to join any other activities during that time. After my 4th year, I was interested in learning something new. At that time, I was watching a lot of Dance Moms so dance became something that I wanted to try.

4. What is your favorite class to take and why?

Acro because I get to combine dance with my gymnastic skills.