Emily Flannery is an 18-year-old dancer from Hudson, New Hampshire. She dances at KC Dance Company.

“I want to use dance to make a positive influence…by encouraging [dancers] to always be the best they can be.”

How does dance have a positive impact on your life?

Dance has had a positive impact on my life because it has allowed me to express what I love to do the most in a space free from any judgment and has also introduced me to some of my closet lifelong friends.

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

“I want to use dance to make a positive influence on my community by encouraging my fellow teammates and competitors to always be the best they can be.