(Tuesday, October 24th 2017- Monday, October 30th 2017)


One page that shines the light on one celebrity and artist to let every single reader know more about that artist. It may be someone you know, or it may be someone you are hearing about for the first time. You just may be surprised! 

Lina Garcia is nine years old and began dancing at the age of two. She trains at Miami Dance Collective in Miami, Florida. Carolina trains in various styles of dance including Ballet, Contemporary, Jazz, Musical Theater, Hip Hop and Tap. 2016 - 2017 was her first season as a Mini. She received scholarships from Jump, 24/7, Nuvo and Revive.  And, she made Adrenaline Performance Crew, Outstanding Dancer NYCDA and Ms. Petite Headliners receiving the highest score 12 and under. Last season, in solo performances choreographed by Marie Gaschler, she placed regionally in the top 5 at NYCDA, 24/7, Nuvo and Revive, and top 10 at Jump. This past Summer she attended NYCDA Nationals in New York and The National Dance Honors in Orlando. She placed 5th overall at NYCDA and 2nd overall at The National Dance Honors as well as Top 15 Mini National Honored Dancer. She also attended Ballet Plus Francisco Gella Beyond Technique intensives over the Summer where she was awarded a full scholarship. Her favorite styles of dance are Ballet and Contemporary but she loves all styles and hopes to one day become a professional dancer. Most recently, she attended her first competition of the 2017 - 2018 season, Jump Dance Convention where she competed her new solo and placed 3rd overall as well as receiving Jump VIP finalist scholarship. When she isn’t dancing, she loves to spend time with her family and friends. She enjoys the outdoors, going to the park, the beach, swimming and skiing. She also loves to model dancewear and is a huge animal lover!

Wanting to get involved to help Lexi Haas, dancer Lina Garcia self-choreographed a solo to “Lexi’s Song”, which was specifically written for Lexi to show Lexi how much of an inspiration she is. Along with the solo, Rising Talent Magazine asked Lina a few questions about dance.