When 2009 Camas High School graduate Fiona Hoffman started dancing at age 9, she thought it was silly and girly. She only did it because her mom made her.
Now, Hoffman is about to begin her junior year in the dance program at The Juilliard School in New York and she dreams of one day starting her own dance company.
Hoffman is hosting a solo concert to raise money for her tuition so she can continue attending Juilliard and work toward her dream of dancing professionally.
Her performance will be held at 7 p.m. Aug. 11 at Northstar Ballroom, 635 N. Killingsworth Court, in Portland. Tickets are $20 per person at the door. Additional donations will also be accepted.
Entitled “To be found,” her performance is based on a poem she wrote about discovering herself through dance. Juilliard has been an amazing and challenging experience, she said, and has provided her the opportunity to discover the direction she wants to take with her art.