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Samadhi Hawaii Youth Company:


  Lexee
4th year in the Samadhi Hawaii Youth Company

Lexee started taking aerial classes because Mrs. Nicole (who was her teacher at another dance studio) suggested it to her. She loves everything about the trapeze because it is fun and feels safe to her (even if it hurts!) Some of her favorite tricks include: bridge, man in the moon to icicle, split gazelle into hip hang, half mill circle, scissor-roll around, and on good days, the fool - without ankle protection!

She enjoyed learning the handstand to bridge to sitting to airplane acrobatic move because it was hard at first but Ms. Erzsi and Mr. Chris made it look so cool and helped everyone succeed. Lexee loves to perform because being on stage feels like home where she can be a drama queen and all her friends and family can come to support her! Her other hobbies include dance, even more so now that she started pointe work. Lexee would like to be just like her older sister, Kylee, because she is pretty, smart, good at everything, and an amazing dancer - the whole package! Adele is Lexee's favorite musician because she can sing and play instruments and her songs are so touching. When she grows up, Lexee would like to be a famous Hollywood star, so that she can dance, act, and shop all the time!

  Kylee
4th year in the Samadhi Hawaii Youth Company

Kylee cautiously watched her sister, Lexee, take aerial classes before deciding to join classes. Her favorite apparatus are the Trapeze and Silk. She likes doing the thigh hitch sequence on the silk. Her favorite acrobatic move is the starfish. Her other hobbies include dance and performing with her school's dance company.

Kylee loves to perform because it allows her to express her love of dance and it shows people how much she has grown and learned. She likes all types of music. Her mom is her role model because she works hard for herself and for everyone else. When she grows up, she would like to make it big in the dance world as a professional dancer.

  Aviva
Aviva started taking classes at Samadhi after seeing Miss Nicole and Miss Andrea perform at the Hawaii State Museum one summer and became mesmerized. Once she started, she immediately fell in love with silk. She performed in LA with Le Studio and participated in the Samadhi/Le Studio summer exchange program and the following summer completed the youth training program at The National Circus School in Montreal where she got to try lots of new apparatus as well as juggling.
Her favorite apparatus is trapeze although she loves all of them. Her favorite aerial skill is “all drops!” What she loves most about Samadhi is the ohana and how much fun she has with all of her Samadhi friends, performing in front of crowds (especially if it is with live music by Taimane Gardner!) and the fun costumes and makeup she gets to wear. Aviva also does competitive gymnastics, piano, loves to surf, swim and draw.

  Kalia
3rd year in the Samadhi Hawaii Youth Company

Kalia began taking aerial classes because she used to do Capoeira and Ms. Jamie encouraged Kalia's mom to sign her up. Her favorite apparatus is the ring. Her favorite silk skill is the double footlock split wind up to a hooked foot (the Youth Company refers to it as Bonnie's move - refering to a former Youth Company member who used to do that move regularly).

Her favorite acrobatic skill is the High Bird. She likes performing because it is fun. She also likes to draw, skateboard, and surf. Her mom is her role model. When she grows up, she would like to be in Cirque Du Soleil.

  Kiriana
3rd year in the Samadhi Hawaii Youth Company

Kiriana was encouraged to take aerial classes by her cousin Kalia and after participating in Samadhi Hawaii's 'What If' summer program, she was hooked. Her favorite apparutus is the ring. Her favorite aerial skill is the corkscrew drop and 'Bonnie's move'. Her favorite acrobatic skill is the rainbow connection. She likes to perform because it allows her to express herself and excite audiences.

Kiriana's other hobbies include art, surfing, skateboarding, snowboarding, and ballet. Her parents are her role models because they are always positive and happy. Her favorite musician is Bruno Mars. When she grows up, Kiriana would like to perform in the circus.

  Callie
2nd year in the Samadhi Hawaii Youth Company

Callie decided to take aerial classes because her friend Aviva suggested it. Her favorite apparatus are the hammock and the silk. Her favorite aerial skill is the wheeldown and her favorite acrobatic move is the rainbow connection. She enjoys the thrill of performing in front of an audience and loves entertaining people.

Her other hobbies include ballet, piano, writing, and art. Callie's role models are her parents and her sisters because they always encourage and support her. Her sister, Cassidy, is her favorite musician. When she grows up, Callie would like to be someone who can bring smiles to people's faces through her dancing.

  Tiana
1st year in the Samadhi Hawaii Youth Company


Tiana has always been interested in the aerial arts and she started  classes when she found out about Samadhi Hawaii. Her favorite  apparatus is the silk and her favorite skill is the triple wrap  double straddle drop. Her favorite acrobatic move is a back-  handspring. She likes to perform because she can express herself by showing people what she loves to do.
Her other hobbies include  ballet, jazz, and acrobatics. She loves to listen to the music of  Ingrid Michelson. Her mom is her role model because she is always  supportive and Tiana would like to give her future children the same  kind of encouragement. Tiana likes to help people so her goal is to  one day become a surgeon.

  Justise
1st year in the Samadhi Hawaii Youth Company

Justise decided to take aerial classes because her friend Kiriana encouraged her to. She loves learning drops on her favorite apparatus, the silk. Her favorite acrobatic move is four steps. She feels that performing with Samadhi Hawaii is a gift and it is her favorite thing to do because it feels like flying. Her other hobbies include playing the violin and spending time with friends.

Anuhea is her favorite musician. When she grows up, Justise would like to keep performing with Samadhi Hawaii and become a doctor. Mrs. Nicole is her role model because she performs so beautifully and she pushes all her students to become better performers.


Youth Company History: 2013-2014

 

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