Lake Intermediate School eighth grade graduate Destinee Mayares is not only a top scholar and straight-A student, she is also a talented dancer currently competing on NBC’s hit dance competition series, World of Dance.
Mayares is one of 15 members on the hip-hop dance team, “The Lab” which recently made it past the week one qualifier round of the dance competition. She also appeared with “The Lab” on NBC’s The Ellen Show on May 18.
Mayares and her mother Roni attribute much of her academic success to the supportive teachers and staff at Lake Intermediate School who helped her balance her studies with her professional dance career. Mayares said her teachers would stay late to help her catch up and were great about providing support and open communication. This level of service helped Mayares remain successful at school, earning a spot on the Principal’s Honor Roll.
Right now, her favorite subjects in school are math and science but in the future, Mayares hopes to pursue her dream of becoming a professional choreographer, traveling the world, inspiring others, and encouraging young girls.