Katrina Dringman is a 17-year-old dancer from Billings, Montana. She dances at Diversity Dance Studio.

I love that dance can be used to convey a message that can’t be said with words.”

How does dance have a positive impact on your life?

“Ever since I was little, I have loved to dance, and I’ve honestly never known life without it. Following in the footsteps of my two amazing older sisters, dance has taught me some of the most important life lessons like discipline, work ethic, and self-expression. In becoming a role model for my younger sister, I have also learned how to be a leader through dance. Dance has taught me how to win and lose with grace, and I’m so blessed to give my time and my heart to such a beautiful art form.”

How do you want to use dance to make a positive influence on your community?

I think dance is such a beautiful thing because it is a universal language. Last year, I was blessed with the opportunity to dance with my group for the Special Olympics banquet which was one of the coolest things I’ve ever gotten to do. I love that dance can be used to convey a message that can’t be said with words.”