My name is Nicole and I've been in ballet for just about four years part time. Over the last few years I've been trying to both change my life and get past my troubled teen years. I grew up in the inner city and was hardly a nice person or much of a student. I drifted towards a life of being a gang member and my life was spiralling out of control. Although I hung out with a tough crowd, I'm very happy that I never did anything really bad to anyone, except myself. When I turned 21, I had an incident that forced me to redirect my life. I had always hidden my desire to be a dancer and to be a much better person. I have now moved to a new location and have been hard at work trying to make up for my past. I now have a decent job and am absolutly loving my ballet classes.