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14, Booker T. Washington Magnet High School
Danced for 3 years, Promoted to pointe work, Alabama Dance Theatre for classical ballet, Animal rescuer, Babysitter
“I don’t say I can’t. I say I will.”
How It Began
After moving to Alabama, it didn’t take long for Kathryn Lindsey to dance into her passion for the arts. Shortly after enrolling in Baldwin Magnet, she began taking ballet and has since taken on modern dance and jazz and taken classes at the Alabama Dance Theatre for classical ballet. She has even been promoted to pointe work in ballet and is auditioning for the company at the Alabama Dance Theatre.
Kathryn is dedicated to her craft, dancing nine times a week during the school year and four times a week during the summer. For fun, she’s also choreographed a few dance numbers forvarious school performances.
Dance isn’t her only love. About five years ago, her and her mom rescued two cats from the pound, and three years later adopted two additional dogs. She also babysits tripletsthroughout the summer.
After high school, Kathryn would love to try out for Julliard and pursue a career as a professional dancer, but, “I think it’s important to have a backup plan and a career so I can take care of my family,” she said. For that reason, and combined with her love for animals and math, she’d like to become a veterinarian.
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Kathryn counts her family as her biggest supporters, noting that her mom has “always been supportive of my goals andaspirations.” Some helpful advice that has stuck with her over time was the encouragement to have faith in yourself and your purpose.
Photographed by Lauren Childs