Injured Ballerina Gets Second Chance at Dance in Upcoming South Florida NSAL Dance Competition

Top Quote National Competition Offers Ballerina Cameron Dawson and Other Young Talented South Florida Dancers a Chance to Pursue a Dream and Win Major Prize Money. End Quote
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  • Miami, FL (1888PressRelease) January 15, 2011 - The National Society of Arts & Letters Dance Competition is in full swing! So You Think You Can Dance!??? All talented South Florida dancers (Ballet/Modern/Jazz) ages 18-32 are encouraged to enter the contest and showcase their talent in choreography. $10,000 in prize money is up for grabs.

    Among the contestants who've entered the competition is Cameron Dawson, a young dancer from Pompano Beach who sees the NSAL competition as a second chance at fulfilling her dream.

    At 15 the ballerina left traditional high school to pursue a career in Ballet and study with a world renowned Ballet Master. She was able to finish high school and graduate online. She danced with the Cuban Classical Ballet of Miami.

    In 2006 while training for the Varna International Ballet Competition and the Ballet Competition for the NSAL as well as performing with companies all over Miami, she experienced the Dancer's Nightmare. Cameron sprained her ankle. Still training, it got progressively worse, and she was diagnosed with an extra bone in her ankle that was the root cause of all her injuries. Ordered by her doctors to stop dancing, Cameron then enrolled in Rollins College pursuing a career in economics. Her passion for the dance never subsiding, she turned to other disciplines of dance. Jazz, Modern and Contemporary. Today she continues to dance while "utilizing my education and ballet training to be an effective member of the arts Community."

    When Shari Upbin, the Director of this year's Regional Competition in South Florida called after seeing Dawson's picture in the 2006 NSAL Dance Competition Scrapbook (Cameron was 17 at the time) and asked her to consider re-entering the competition, she felt as if her life had come full circle. She will be competing in 2011, as a 22 year old. She considers NSAL to be lovelier the second time around.

    For more information about the NSAL South Florida Dance Competition visit the NSAL website: The deadline for applications is midnight February 23rd.

    To interview Shari Upbin contact Tandi Wilder Senior Publicist- She Got Game Media twilder ( @ ) shegotgame dot com (914) 572-3671

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