Dancing has always been a part of Shadae McDaniel's life. When she was part of an ensemble, she and her fellow dancers would rehearse their routines over and over, trying to ensure they were ready for the stage.
“When you’re on stage it’s a completely different experience than in the studio. You’re scared. You’re nervous,” says Shadae, Vice President and City Leader of the All Stars Project of New Jersey. “It doesn’t matter how many times you’ve rehearsed. It always feels new, but you figure out how to connect with other people on stage.”