My name is Alyssa Thornil. I am 14 years old and I attend the St. Joseph’s Convent Secondary School. I have been a member of the Silver Shadow Performing Arts Academy for the past eight (8) years. I am a performer of traditional masquerade for 8 years and an active reveler in the Just Us Kids Junior Carnival Band. I first started to dance with the academy at 6 years old as part of the kids’ company dance program. From the moment I entered Silver Shadow, I have developed a love for modern dance and have been exposed to many dance Genres. I have performed in eight (8) Major dance Recitals, one (1) Major Production ‘Movements’ in 2018, two (2) National Arts Festivals held by the Cultural Development Foundation in 2013 and 2014, 3rd Place Winners in Digicel’s Dance Challenge 2020. Dance has helped me to express myself and I am most grateful to have the opportunity to express my artistic skill as a dancer.