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2012-13 Luvabulls: Meet Kari-Lynn

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What does being a member of the Luvabulls mean to you?

Being a member of the Luvabulls means a lot to me and is a great accomplishment. The Luvabullls are an elite group of talented, intelligent, and beautiful young women and role models that I am fortunate to be a part of now.

How has your dancing experience led you to this point?

I have been dancing for several years now and am a technically trained dancer in mostly all styles of dance in professional dance studios and professional summer intensives. Throughout college I was a member of the Terpsichorean Dance Company and got to perform for many different venues and across the country. Dance is a major part of my life and through my experience and versatility I was able to learn the Luvabulls style of dance and continue to perfect my craft.

What is your claim to fame—besides being a Luvabull?

My claim to fame is would have to be a on one of my Disney World vacations when I was younger and I was selected to be a part of the big parade they had with all the Disney princesses and then that same stay being selected to be a participant on Nickelodeon television show.

What do you do for a living?

I am a dance instructor for young girls ranging from three to twelve years old in the style of ballet. In addition to teaching dance I am also a high school cheerleading coach and am a certified substitute teacher.

Describe the feeling of hearing your number called at tryouts as you made the Luvabulls.

When the moment came to call out the final numbers of the 25 ladies who made the team I was extremely nervous. After a few numbers were called I looked down to make sure I remembered my own number and then she called mine. I was ecstatic and so happy at that very moment I didn’t even hear the other numbers that were called and knew she was done after all the girls were hugging and crying.

What people do you admire the most and how have they supported or inspired you as a dancer?

The people that I admire the most would have to be my mother and her sisters. They are a very close knit family and are always there for each other no matter what and also for each other’s children. My mom has been to every single performance that I have ever had and her sisters come to as many as they can and support me even when they cannot. They are the ones who still to this day tell me to keep dancing and live my dreams now with no regrets.

What is your proudest accomplishment to date and where do you see yourself in 10 years?

My proudest accomplishment to date is graduating from college this past May with honors and maintaining my scholarship my entire tenure there. In ten years I see myself being a successful business owner of my own dance studios continuing to teach and inspire others to dance, implementing creative and performing arts programs in inner city schools, and married with children.