Dancing on top of the world
Tiffani Lynch has dancing feet; and she is ready to kick up her heels to the moon and back.
The petite 15-year-old Queen’s College student has been making strides in the dancing arena recently –– and she is on top of the world.
In 2013, she was the first Barbadian to become the World Champion in Solo Ballroom and Solo Latin Dance. She also captured seven gold medals in the professional amateur category.
She is now looking forward to competing again this year, having been selected to represent Barbados in both The Latin And Ballroom World Championship in France and the International Grand Finals in Blackpool, England.
Speaking to Bajan Vibes after a rehearsal at the Charles F. Broome Primary School, her alma mater, the shy dancer said she was extremely proud of herself.
“Dancing was always a dream for me. It comes naturally; and with help from my instructors I get better,” she said.
The graceful Tiffani said she got her inspiration to dance from watching the TV series Dancing With The Stars.
“I really look up to Yulia Musiklina and my instructors Betty and Livi Alleyne. They’re great,” she said.
But although Tiffani has been having astounding success, she is not looking to have a career in dance –– at least not full-time any way.
“I really want to be an orthodontist. Dancing can come in my spare time,” she added.
And dancing is just one of Tiffani’s many talents. She is also a part of the Barbados Youth Orchestra, where she is a lead violinist.
And although she is heavily involved in extracurricular activities, her schoolwork is still thriving.
She placed third in the Caribbean in music in third form, and got Grade 1s in English, mathematics and Spanish in fourth form.
“School is going really good now, and I am really looking forward to fifth form,” she added.
In her little spare time, Tiffani says she enjoys sleeping and watching as much television as she can.