Gigi Pacheco is a junior from Denver, Colorado, concentrating in Sociology and receiving certificates in American Studies and Dance. She fell in love with ballet at a young age, training first at Colorado Academy of Ballet and then at Denver Academy of Ballet in classical ballet, contemporary, modern, jazz, and acrobatics. After spending a summer training with the Alonzo King LINES Ballet Company in San Francisco, she developed a passion for contemporary dance, improvisation, and choreography. These passions have inspired her to pursue the Dance Certificate at Princeton and to serve as the Artistic Director of eXpressions Dance Company and a member of Princeton University Ballet. In addition to dance, Gigi is interested in educational equity, mental health reform, and utilizing the arts as a practice of holistic care. Gigi first joined Trenton Youth Dance out of a desire to bridge arts and equitable education through service, and she has been volunteering as a coach since her first year at Princeton. She is excited and inspired to continue to form relationships with the students and support them in their artistic growth this year!