Students of the Semester


Hallie Barksdale

Hi! My name is Hallie Barksdale and I am a senior at Mt. Tabor High School.  I have been dancing at BPAC since I was three years old.  I just finished my 14th and final Nutcracker season and look forward to the spring show.  I have loved being part of BPAC and have made lifelong friends here.  Thanks to Natalie and all of the dance teachers for making this such a great place to grow up!


Madelynn Carter

Hi, I’m Madelynn Carter.  I am in the 9th grade at Reagan High School and have been dancing at BPAC for 5 years.  It’s a great environment and I love dancing there.  In my free time, I enjoy playing the piano or hanging out with my friends.  


Addison Deets

Hi! My name is Addison Deets.  This is my first year at BPAC and I love it!  Everyone is so nice to me!  I have been dancing since I was 3 years old and hope to continue.  I enjoy pointe, ballet, jazz, and hip-hop.  When I am not at dance or school, I am usually trying to choreograph dances for my sister and me. 

Olivia trillo

Hi, I'm Olivia and I'm in 7th grade at Hanes Magnet School. I have been dancing at BPAC since I was 3 years old, and I absolutely love it. My favorite classes are pointe and jazz. The Nutcracker is really fun every year and I'm really excited for the spring show. I'm so happy to dance at BPAC. I've made great friends and continue to become a better dancer.


Dottie Dixon

My name is Dottie Dixon, this is my 5th year dancing at BPAC.  I started dancing at BPAC when I was 4 years old and because of my amazing teachers, I became very passionate about dance.  Dancing at BPAC has been great experience for me.  I enjoy performing in the Nutcracker every year and always excited to work on our Spring Show. When I’m not dancing, I enjoy drawing and sketching, reading and tumbling. During winter months, I enjoy snow skiing and when summer comes around, I enjoy water sports at the lake and beach. 


Makenzie Stewart

Hi, my name is Makenzie. I'm in the 2nd grade at Vienna Elementary School.  I have been dancing at BPAC for 4 years and I'm looking forward to another Nutcracker performance. I love dancing, reading and puppies!! My mom says I have a kind heart and am a wonderful friend and big sister!!


Dara hamdy

My name is Dara Hamdy. I am in my first year of dance at BPAC and I love it! I am really looking forward to my first nutcracker performance. I have decided to become a ballet teacher when I grow up. When I'm not dancing, I like to play with my friends and watch Disney movies.


Imani Meier

Hi! My name is Imani.  This is my first year dancing at BPAC. I loved performing in the Nutcracker!  It was fun running for the tree.  My teachers are very nice. They have taught me how to do a chase, tendu and much more.  I really enjoy the free dance at the end of class. I have made a lot of friends at BPAC and can’t wait to do the spring performance of Beauty and The Beast!