Main photo: Bella Main at the Luv 2 Dance National Competition where she was the Dance Showdown Top Jr. Soloist (Luv 2 Dance)
“What I love most about dance is that I can express myself fully,” says 12-year-old Bella Main.
The local athlete and St. Mary’s student has been dancing since the age of two and is both a performer and an assistant at JJ Dance Studio, a role she really enjoys.
Main is the daughter of JJ Dance owner, Jennifer Johns-Main, so her love of dance has been part of her upbringing.
Main is a versatile dancer, competing in several different styles of dance: Jazz, Tap, Ballet, Acro, Hip Hop Lyrical and Musical Theatre. She says she loves all of the amazing friends that she has made through the dance studio over the years.
Her most memorable dance moments to date were winning first place in the Junior Top Soloist Dance Showdown at the Luv 2 Dance Nationals competition last year, as well as receiving the highest score for her dance solo overall in the entire Junior category at the Dance Canada competition.
All of the JJ Dance Studio coaches agree that Main works very hard on and off the stage and that she is a huge part of the competitive team and studio. Everyone from the studio is proud of her.
Main shared that she does work hard but her hardest thing about dance and performing is when she has to work through an injury or two with quick changes during a performance which can be quite stressful.
In addition to performing, Main takes advantage of dance intensive camps that are offered throughout the year and will travel to conventions across Ontario.
Main has a goal of one day becoming a professional dancer as well as running her own dance studio or taking over JJ Dance after she retires.
She also wants to attend post-secondary school to become a dental hygienist.
Main is preparing for the upcoming 2020 dance season with several fun and exciting events taking place near and far. She is training for three regional dance competitions, many local performances, and a few workshops, and will then be travelling to Orlando Florida with 11 other company dancers where she will perform at Disney World on Christmas 2020.
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