Name: Sophia Mastriano
Age: 13
Dance Studio: The Dance Conservatory/DanceFitsU, Connecticut
Why Sophia wants to be a voice for children fighting cancer:

Growing up, I danced at a dance studio where everyone was like a family. Days went by, and one of my teammates got very ill with a rare type of cancer. The studio was different after that and never will be the same. I want to be able to help people who need cheering up, and I want to represent this great cause!