Name: Jayda de Perio
Age: 15
Dance Studio: Dancecentral Studio, New York
Why Jayda wants to be a voice for children fighting cancer:

I would like to be a voice for children fighting cancer because I had a friend who fought and defeated cancer when she was younger, and now she is thriving as a teenager. Though her story was successful, there is still no cure for it. The more awareness cancer has, the more people will donate and help defeat cancer once and for all! Finally, I think every child deserves the opportunity to experience life at its greatest!