My name is Britney Edwin, a 16 year old student of the St. Joseph’s Convent Secondary School. My Dance journey began with the St Lucia School of Ballet under the management of Mrs. Collymore where we focused on Ballet, Modern, and Tap. At the School of Ballet examinations were compulsory to determine whether a dancer should be promoted to the next level. These exams were conducted by foreign tutors from the Ballet Academy in London. An annual Dance Recital was organized and held at the St Joseph’s Convent Auditorium where we performed all dance pieces that were taught throughout the year. In 2012, I became a member of the Silver Shadow Performing Arts Academy. There I was opened up to new opportunities and different forms of dance. I have performed masquerade in Street parades around the city and performed on the Derek Walcott Square on numerous occasions for a number of different festivals. I have performed at the Annual Dance Recitals and a Dance production entitled MOVEMENT: The Magic of Motion. I have also done many masquerade performances throughout the years as a member of the Academy both at street parades during the festive season for Festival of Lights and hotel performances at the Sandals hotels. In February 2019, I participated in the ST. LUCIA STORY PRODUCTION in celebration of 40 years of independence. I performed in the African and Calypso sections of the production with a collaboration of dancers from various groups. The Gospel Festival was held later that year 2020 in which I took part in as well along with other members of the Academy. I have always loved dancing from a young age and I always look forward to our Dance Recitals and other performances. I am very proud of my development as a dancer, however there is always room for improvement but I am happy with where I am today with dance and the possibilities for my future.