Spotlight: Camryn Wilhoit

Camryn Wilhoit, 12, performing in the 2023 Fall dance Show.
Camryn Wilhoit, 12, performing in the 2023 Fall dance Show.
Abby Reamer
Camryn Wilhoit, a senior at Mill Creek High School.

Camryn Wilhoit is a senior at Mill Creek High School. This is her first year dancing for the Mill Creek Dance Department. She previously transferred from Central Gwinnett High School and had danced there for two years. She also dances for Georgia Dance Unlimited and has been dancing with them for 12 years. She has been dancing for 15 years total, “I always say I have been dancing since the day I could walk.”

At her studio, Georgia Dance Unlimited she participates in competitions, she explained, “We take routines and compete against other studios, both regionally and nationally.” In her competition routines, she says, “Our styles are what I would call a contemporary spin on everything because our movement is pretty abstract and out of the box.” Along with dance competition dances, she has performed classical ballets like Swan Lake and Sleeping Beauty. Wilhoit also won scholarships to dance conventions and has had the honor of participating in dance classes with acclaimed dancers.

Wilhoit’s preferred dance style is both Hip Hop and Contemporary, she said, “I love contemporary because I am able to freely express myself and I can turn music into movement. I also love hip hop because it is a fun type of dance.”

Her strengths in regards to her dancing career is physical ability, “I am very strong. I am physically capable of holding others or myself up,” she continues, “I believe I am also good at creating textures and dynamics in my movement.”

Rising to the challenge of balancing a sport with school can be difficult to navigate. However, Wilhoit explains, “High school has not always been easy for me, but I try my best to not get overwhelmed because I can crack under pressure.” She regularly dances late into the nights, honing in on her skills, so prioritizing her off days have helped her finish her school work.

Everyday, she is inspired by her peers, she says, “My role models in my life are my peers. I am constantly inspired by my best friends, who motivate me to not only be a better dancer, but a better person. I definitely wouldn’t be who I am today without them.”

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