(Break the Floor, courtesy Quinn)

You Should Know: Kaylee Quinn

In addition to training, competing and winning titles in just about every style you can think of, 13-year-old Kaylee Quinn is a regular on the sci-fi drama "Stitchers," playing the younger version of the show's main character. Her path in dance hasn't been without challenges, though. Last summer, Kaylee won the Hope Award at her regional Youth America Grand Prix, but wasn't sure she'd be able to compete at the NYC finals due to a broken foot. Patience paid off: With her doctor's blessing, Kaylee danced her variations in flat shoes and won the gold medal.


Fast Facts

Birthday: July 18, 2004

Trains at: Dmitri Kulev Classical Ballet Academy and WESTSIDE Dance Project

Hometown: Irvine, CA

Favorite foods: "Italian food and sushi. Not together, though!"

Favorite dancers: Travis Wall and Misty Copeland

Listening to: John Mayer and Milky Chance

Dream gig: "It would be so cool if they did a dance scene on 'Stitchers.' "

Non-dance hobbies: Surfing, playing guitar, spending time at the beach

Dream companies: Paris Opéra Ballet, American Ballet Theatre, New York City Ballet

Advice for Dance Spirit readers: "Work your hardest. Whenever you have an opportunity to take a dance class, use it. And always keep stretching!"

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