As a performer I always used dance as a way of connecting with others, now I volunteer to make similar connections! I was a shy and awkward kid. When I had the opportunity to participate in dance in high school, I had felt like that I had found my place. It taught me that if I wanted to mature, I would have to step out of my comfort zone. Volunteering has taught me a lot; every dance battle with my students and competitors ended with a handshake and saying “good job”. I learn from my losses and get to know the people around me that share the same interest. Canada has given me the comfort to do whatever I want!