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!

Much love,