Hi, my name is Alexa McKinley. I am seven years old and have been dancing since the age of three. The last three years I have danced at CCD. I work really hard and I love ballet!
This year, I auditioned for Nutcracker and was cast as a party girl, bon bon, and sheep. I will spend a minimum of ten hours a week at CCD this fall. I would love if you could come see me dance come December and donate some money. Even ten dollars helps!
CCD is a non-profit organization that not only gives great training to students like me, it also does a lot of great work for the community. We work with four area at-risk elementary schools to bring arts-integrated learning into the classroom. We also teach dance to students with adaptive learning needs, both here at CCD and in two public elementary schools. We perform anti-bullying ballets for at least 4,000 elementary students each year. Finally we perform a version of The Nutcracker that is specifically adapted for people with sensory needs, so families with special needs can make happy holiday memories together! I am helping raise money for CCD because I love dancing here, and I am a proud part of a non-profit arts organization that gives so much back to the community.