Hey there, it's Rose!
I am so excited to start this journey with you, but first let me tell you a little bit about me. I'm a student pursuing a double major in Sociology and Communications at the University of Toronto, Mississauga. I'm an Instagram influencer. And maybe, most importantly, I'm a dancer.
Dance has been my passion since I was a child, I grew up aspiring to be prima ballerina, and when I was 9 years old I finally started to live that dream. I started training 5-7 hours per week in ballet, tap, jazz, character, modern and pointe; performing in dance recitals and in Alamo Arts Ballet Theatre's rendition of Alice in Wonderland. After moving to Toronto from Texas in 2013, I took time off training and have recently gotten back into it.
Meanwhile, I started @pinkballetshoes (PKBS) Instagram in 2011 founded on the concept of sharing beautiful pictures of ballerinas that I love. PKBS has since become dedicated to expressing the joy of ballet, establishing itself as a community for all dancers. The account has grown organically to 241K and continues to steadily increase. But the dream doesn't stop there. I am currently working to create PKBS into a scholarship program for underprivileged dancers, increasing access to dance in all communities.
I'm passionate about the vision, persistent in the pursuit, so join me in this journey of PKBS!