Miss Southlake: Elise Martinez
Name: Elise Martinez
Talent: Lyrical Dance - "I Surrender"
Platorm Topic: ONE VOICE: Stand Up, Speak Out, Spread the Word about Child Abuse
Sponsor: Miss Southlake Scholarship Organization
Executive Director: Heather Edwards Bruce & Paul Macias
Hobbies: Dancing; Shopping; Hanging out with family and friends; Water sports
Most unexpected moments: Just recently, my Director told me about a casting company that was seeking "highly skilled professional dancers who excel at Fosse-esque style dancing" for a Texas Lottery commercial. Ideally, they also wanted to find some Hispanic dancers who could speak & sing in Spanish as well. Luckily, you did not have to be represented by an agent to audition. So, I took a chance and auditioned among hundreds of amazing dancers. To my surprise I received a call back! And then, my most unexpected moment was not only being selected for the commercial, but being cast as a PRINCIPAL dancer for both the English and Spanish versions!! I must say it is pretty exciting to see myself on an actual TV commercial!
Biggest accomplishment: I have a very rare type of blood, O Negative. Recently, while I was giving a donation, I was told that my blood from a previous donation had saved the life of a child at Cook Children's Hospital. The sense of accomplishment I felt was very overwhelming.