Leader Feature: Ryleigh Jackson

Today we are SO excited to announce our next Leader Feature! For those of you who are just tuning in, our newest addition to the District Dance Blog is a series of posts featuring young dancers who exemplify our 5 core values. Our goal at District Dance is to empower young girls, so it’s important to us that their greatness doesn’t go unnoticed. 

We are proud to see Ryleigh using her kind character to better our community, and that’s why she’s our May Leader Feature! 

Ryleigh was chosen for the Leader Feature this month because she demonstrates strong DDC values in and outside the studio. Ryleigh is enrolled in so many classes, which include Ballet, Jazz, Contemporary, Acro, HipHop, and is a member of the Competition Team while also being an active member of our Leading Ladies Program!

As a leading lady and competition team member, she demonstrates commitment on a daily basis. Recently, she has created a program for young girls her age called TAP – Teen Anxiety PALs. Through this platform, she combined her favorite dance style with her passion for raising awareness about teen anxiety to come up with it. 

Ryleigh is also Miss Ijamsville’s Outstanding Teen which is a local program of the Miss America Organization, where she demonstrates DDC’s values through leading by example and contributing to our community. 

No matter where Ryleigh is, she is always dancing and finding ways to brighten everyone’s day. She has learned through being a teaching assistant, that she is a leader in the studio, so demonstrating the 5 core values is something that she shows every day. 

We are so proud of Ryleigh and love watching her grow over the years. We cannot wait to see where her passion, dedication, and heart take her over the next few years! 


Some fun facts about Ryleigh: 

  • She was born on TV! 📺
  • She can state at least 20 digits of π!🥧


Join us in celebrating Ryleigh and her phenomenal character and dedication! We are so lucky to watch these young leaders grow into beautiful young ladies. Congratulations Ry!