Academy dancer incorporates personal passion into senior project


Chloe Bishop

Senior Sara Burtner introduces her senior capstone project in the Schola on March 19, 2019.

Math and Science Academy senior Sara Burtner presented her senior capstone project about Kinesiology in dance, inspired by a 13-year passion.

She shadowed Ashley deLalla at the Children’s Hospital of the King’s Daughter over the summer and saw more than three patients daily.

“Something I noticed throughout my mentorship was the importance of sport-specific therapy,” said senior Sara Burtner.

As a final product, she created an Instagram page @dancept_seniorproject to post videos and photos of exercises, stretches, and technique advice in relation to dance.

“I was able to give advice on how to reduce injury and target a young audience,” said Sara.