Meet Edrisa

Kids Defy Odds Challenge

My name is Edrisa, and I am a current member on the KDO SWAT Team.

How did you start in KDO?
KDO came to my school, and we did a school program, and we did a performance at our school.

What did it mean to you to become part of KDO’s first SWAT Team?
I was happy because I had never done anything like that before, so I didn’t know what it would be like.

What do you love about KDO?
I really like the performances.

What is challenging about KDO?
Waking up really early and starting dancing right away.

What is your favorite part about KDO rehearsals?
My favorite part is seeing my friends who are on KDO SWAT Team.

How does dancing make you feel?
It makes me feel happy because I can just let loose and dance!

What is your favorite memory about KDO?
My first performance. It was at Butler, and it was our first real performance with everybody in KDO. It was our Event of the Year, and that was our first time ever doing that. I think we’re going to do that every year now.

What do you miss most about KDO?
I miss really dancing and seeing my friends.

If you could dance, perform, sing, or do anything with KDO, what would it be?
I’d probably dance.

Which KDO teacher do you like working with the most, and why?
I like working with Professor Johnson the most, because he was the first teacher that I worked with for the first performance. In the Event of the Year, I did a dancing duo with another kid, and he was the teacher that helped us with that the most.