Bella is 15 years old and a sophomore at Bonita High School. She began dancing at the age of 2 with Impact Dance Academy, and at 7 years old began her training with Inland Pacific Ballet Academy. Bella has performed in seven seasons of Inland Pacific Ballet’s The Nutcracker. She has performed in IPB Academy recitals of The Sleeping Beauty, Coppélia, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Swan Lake, and The Little Mermaid. Bella competed in the Youth America Grand Prix in 2018, 2021 (Classical top 24), and 2022 (Classical top 12). She has also attended summer intensives with San Francisco Ballet, School of American Ballet, American Ballet Theater, Bolshoi Ballet, Kaatsbaan and Alonzo King Lines. In her spare time, she loves to sew, read books, and is an officer for her school’s Gender Equality club. Bella is grateful to have been chosen as an apprentice this year, and is thankful for the teachers and mentors who have guided her along the way.