It's hard to believe 11-year-old Bailey Sok considers herself a shy person, because her dancing is anything but. “When I perform, I love becoming the character. The acting aspect is what I enjoy most," she says. Bailey's sassy and fierce dancing gained the attention of choreographer Matt Steffanina, who has featured her in dozens of his high-energy, insanely popular videos on YouTube. She also participated in “America's Got Talent" as a member of the dance group Buns & Roses. When she's not busy training at Millennium Dance Complex and International Dance Academy in Hollywood, CA, where can you find her? “On the golf course! I've been playing since I was 5. It's challenging, but I love everything about it."
"I'm proud of the discipline I've learned. Whenever I feel discouraged about my dancing, I'm able to find the mental strength to push on and move forward. It helps make me a better dancer and stronger person."
Birthday: February 24, 2004
Hometown: Placentia, CA
Most important lessons learned in the dance studio: Teamwork, time management and responsibility
Strangest thing in her dance bag: “Scented wood chips to keep the stink away!"
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Advice for DS readers: “Follow your dreams, no matter how big they are. And most importantly, do you!"