I am Shelby Larsen! I am 20 years old. I grew up in Madison, Alabama, and have been here in Utah for almost two years now. I am a sophomore and majoring in Recreational Management with an emphasis in event management with youth and the community. I am also minoring in dance. I have been dancing since age 5, and this is my first year on CDT. I am loving the experiences we have had and the amazing people on the company.
Reflections on Visiting China
The most amazing experience from China was performing on the amazing stage at the NCPA. During one of the numbers, I slowly walked to the center of the stage while many dancers were moving around me. As I walked, I marveled at the huge dark space filled with thousands of people in front of me, while hearing only the syncopated breaths of my closest friends around me. I felt completely at one with my company, but more than that, I felt an incredible love for the people watching me. I am filled with gratitude for the opportunity I had to share my dancing with people on the other side of the world. The entire trip was an incredible and humbling experience.