Joy Wilborn was a committed and vibrant company dancer at Studio of MoveMINT. In December of 2019, Joy passed away in a tragic accident and leapt into the arms of Jesus. She left behind family, friends, a community, and a dance studio who loved her deeply.
She was such a lighthouse and gem of a human being, packed with so much heart and so much fire. After Joy's passing, the Fort Worth community came together to support the Wilborn-Mayo family, raising money to support Joy's passions, her impact, and her legacy.
The Dancing for Joy Scholarship is an entire year of dance given to a dancer who embodies everything that we loved about Joy. We will honor her doing something she loved to do– and we hope to help our students feel close to her through MoveMINT, self-expression, and by spreading joy.
"Being a relatively new dancer, only starting dance 3 years ago, I had trouble finding a studio that could welcome me with open arms and work with me to improve my technique and educate me on a variety of dance styles. Not only has MoveMINT done that, but they have also shown me that with dance comes family and strong bonding relationships with others. Finding a dance studio that is actively changing the community around them while also providing intensely fun dance classes for children of all ages is something rare. I’m so grateful to be able to be apart of Studio MoveMINT, as it has already changed my perspective on dance as a whole. I hope to take part of the efficient acts of changing our community while also growing my technique in the prestigious courses taken at MoveMINT. With MoveMINT I will be able to continue to grow stronger as a dancer as I prepare for my next dance chapter in college, something I wouldn’t be able to do without the Dancing For Joy Scholarship." - Kameron Bryant
Kameron is a devoted dancer that spends hours at Studio of MoveMINT training in classes as a MoveMINT Dance Company dancer. We were delighted to pick Kameron as recipient of the Dancing For Joy Scholarship.
"I love Studio of MoveMINT because the teachers are really kind and the choreography is super fun. Dancing makes me happy and excited and joyful. When I dance, in my mind it’s like I have a lot of excitement. I have friends beside me to help me if I’m sad or nervous or shy. Dancing has given me confidence." - Parker Trivett
Parker has been dancing with Studio of MoveMINT since our first year, and now trains in classes and on MoveMINT Dance Company. Parker and her family are a very important part of Studio of MoveMINT, and we are humbled to support them through dance!
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