It is my sincere hope that sharing part of my testimony can encourage youths of all ages through this personal “how to follow your dream” road map told in storybook form. Pursuing a dance career on your own is the story painted in this historical document. This testimony of my childhood dream to become a dance artist is very personal, and I believe you can get something out of it. Coming from J.P. Turner Middle School, dancing in the big musical Dreamland Cafe and a friend teaching me ballet in her basement, there was catching up to do as I auditioned and made a place in the brand-new performing arts magnet high school to begin serious training. It was there I met my dancing soul mate and found some local notoriety producing and codirecting a dance company since turning eighteen. This relationship, which led to creating a Philadelphia area annual Christmas holiday tradition, was seventeen years in the making.