Anxious. Excited. Nervous.

Sharene DoyleSharene Doyle is a recent graduate of Franklin High School in Somerset, New Jersey. She will attend Hampton University, in the fall, where she plans to study Mass Communication. She was originally introduced to the ACT-SO program by her mentor, Brandi Pinnix, who encouraged her to join, due to her extreme passion for dance. In the beginning, she competed just for fun; however, over time, to her surprise, Sharene became a phenomenal competitor. She competed in the 2017 local New Brunswick Area ACT-SO branch competition in the Contemporary Dance category , where she received a gold medal for her piece titled, Red Dust. 

Due to her accomplishments at the local competition, Sharene has advanced to compete at the national competition in Baltimore, Maryland this upcoming July!


Three Words to Describe Feelings about National Competition

Anxious, excited and nervous. Sharene is anxious to compete because she cannot wait to see the other competitors and what they have to offer. She is excited because she loves dancing in competitions because it brings her so much joy. Lastly, she is nervous because she wants to win very badly, and she is unsure of what to expect, since this will be her first and last time competing nationally. Despite the results, Sharene feels that being a part of ACT-SO has been an incredible experience. She wishes that she would have known about the program earlier, so that she could have competed for more than one year.

Nerves & Excitement

Sharene is most nervous about disappointing herself by giving up during her performance, due to low stamina. She is dedicated to training hard before the competition in order to prepare herself, but it always remains one of her top concerns in regards to competing. Although she has a few anxieties, Sharene is looking forward to spending her last competition with her ACT-SO family. From this competition, she also hopes to gain more confidence and belief in herself as well as her unique skills and abilities.


“No matter what you compete in or [where you] place, have fun. Try not to beat yourself up too much over your art. You always win in the end.” – Sharene Doyle

We wish you the best of luck, Sharene, in the 2017 national competition!


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