Shari and McKaylee

Shari enrolled McKaylee into dance classes since she believes it gives children an outlet to express themselves, learn discipline, confidence, poise, posture, time management, exercise and technique. Being an owner of a dance studio, Shari and her family are really supportive of McKaylee and love going to all of her competitions to watch her dance! Shari wants her daughter to be happy and to love what she does throughout her life. Her advice to McKaylee for "Abby’s Ultimate Dance Competition" is to be herself, take one day/challenge at a time and to stay clear of gossip! Shari and McKaylee currently reside in Nebraska.


About Shari

What's your favorite style of dance to watch?
I love, love, love Lyrical or Contemporary!

What's your occupation?
Director/owner True Dance And Company and Artistic Director Lincoln Midwest Ballet Company.

What are your hobbies and interests besides dance?
I love spending time with my family, boating and going to the lake! I love my husband and kids!

Would you call yourself a "Dance Mom," "stage mom" or "mom-manager"?
No, I like to be a dance director and help McKaylee as her teacher more than I like to be the Dance Mom.


About McKaylee

What's your favorite style of dance to perform?
Contemporary or Lyrical! It is beautiful!

What's your favorite style of dance to watch?
I love to watch all styles of dance!

Do you hope to be a professional dancer one day?

If you don’t end up being a professional dancer, what other job would you like to have?
A marine biologist, but preferably one that dances!

What's your favorite subject in school?

What's your favorite color?

What do you think you are learning about the most from this experience?
Traveling to different parts of the country has challenged me. It lets me see the best of the best and I want to be right up there with the best kids around the country. My friends are from all over, and I love to see them when I go to the competition/conventions!