If you ask my mom, she will tell you that I've been a performer since I could walk and talk. I was constantly dancing, prancing, and twirling around grocery aisles, classrooms, and family get-togethers for anyone to watch. As a kid, my interests bounced from soccer to sewing, to tae kwon do, and ultimately dance. My parents always knew that I had a creative spirit that needed to be nurtured and cultivated.
At age 6, I took my first tap class and fell in love with dancing. From there I was a full-on competition dance studio kid. That's where the spark of performing and being on stage ignited into the fire that drives me today.
I’m sure “Mini” is not how you expect a 23-year-old woman to introduce herself, but Mini Maya has stuck with me since the inception of social media. Growing up, I was always the smallest person in my clique. Now I'm a whopping 5’2! While I may have been short in stature, my big personality helped me shine centerstage at my dance recitals...not that the spotlight wasn’t attracted to me anyway ;)