I facetimed in with 12 year old, Ivanna late one Friday night - Her bright and bubbly personality caught my attention right away! I asked Ivanna how she likes to spend her friday evenings, and she told me she loves to sew! She sews pencil cases, and clothes for her American Girl dolls- how sweet!
(Ivanna even sewed a 24STRONG pencil case when we were searching for ambassadors !)
At 12 years old, Ivanna trains 25 hours/week in dance! (She is an incredible little dancer for sure.)
Her proudest accomplishment was performing ON STAGE with JUSTIN BIEBER, during his PURPOSE TOUR! JB had his eyes on Ivanna the entire time! Check out the video here :
2 favorite qualities about herself are that she is intelligent and generous.
The women she looks up to the most, are her mother, and her dance teachers. She said they always push her to her limits, showing her that she can achieve so much more than she originally thought.
Ivanna made an incredible acronym for 24STRONG.
Out and achieve
Her advice for other girls is to be yourself, and she wishes that all girls will support each other, and stand up for each other's rights.
Ivanna is interested in learning more about girls' rights in education, and one of her biggest dreams is to become a backup dancer for BEYONCE ! - I am very confident that she will make this happen!
You can follow along on her journey @IVIDANCER on instagram !