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Riley Wilson

Riley Wilson, Junior Contributor

Meet Riley Wilson! 

Riley is 17 years old and is a junior at Canfield High School. This year she is a junior contributor to The Cardinal. She also has three siblings. She has a twin brother and 2 older sisters.

Riley said she loves to hang out with her sisters, she says that "they are always there for me, and I've learned a lot from them."

Even though they are in college now she likes to make sure they are updated on her life. 

Riley has been doing ballet for 13 years, and she said, “I love it because it has structure.”

She likes that in ballet you have to build skill, and that there is no gray area in the style. One highlight from doing dance is doing shows. She has done shows such as Sleeping Beauty, Giselle, Wizard of Oz, and her favorite: The Nutcracker: “I have been doing the Nutcracker for 11 years. I like the aspect of being able to work with other people, doing more dance and less combinations.”

Over the years she has played various roles, as she has been snow and a flower for many years. But her all time favorite is Mirliton: “It was ballet with jazz components. So there was structure, but I got to add my own personality to it, it felt more like me. And I got to wear a short, curly, platinum blonde wig.”

Riley also likes going on walks, hanging out with her friends or her boyfriend, and she really values her relaxation time. Her favorite music artists would be Adele and Lana Del Ray. 

- Katherine Pomponio

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