At the 2006 Youth American Grand Prix Regionals in Philadelphia, Lara's sister, Aubrey Clemens, won 1st Place in Junior Contemporary and I won 1st Place in both Senior Classical and Senior Contemporary. Aubrey was just offered an Apprentice position with Washington Ballet in Washington, D.C.!
In the 2004 Russian Pointe/USA National competition, I won Bronze in Seniors and Aubrey won Gold in Juniors!
Lara and I applied for the Kirov Summer Program together and decided, without telling our parents, to check the box that said "I'd like to be considered for the year-round program." We were both accepted! That was fun telling our parents!
This was my second summer at Kirov Academy of Ballet in Washington, D.C. My roomate was my best friend, Lara, from back home! The first year it was a girl named Helen, who I never saw again. Now, Lara dances with Pennsylvania Ballet II, and was with Los Angeles Ballet before that!