Location: Portland, Ore.
Occupation: High school freshman
Connection to Balkan music/dance: Music has always been a big part of my life, and my dad fell in love with Balkan music just around the time I was born. Through him I have slowly been liking it more and more.
Number of times at Balkan camp: For years I have been asking my dad to let me go to camp and finally this year I was allowed.
Studied at camp: I decided to continue my learning of violin, and picked up the tupan, which was a great decision.
Memorable moment at camp: It was a dream come true, and I was not disappointed. Throughout these first few boring weeks of school I constantly find myself daydreaming back to when the next-gen played in front of a packed audience in the kafana with the whole crowd jumping up and down in a hip-hop fashion that me and my friends started. Camp was the highlight of my summer and I hope I can come back next year.