Versatile Silverton dancer wants to be role model

SILVERTON, Ore. (KOIN) -- Abby Hulett's life has revolved around dance for as long as she can remember. 

"I started dancing when I was 4," the Silverton High School senior told KOIN 6 News. “It gives you a way to express your feelings without talking, it's just when you get out there on the floor it's just you and your team and the music and it's just, like, a good way to express yourself in a different way."

She's one of the captains of the Silverton High dance team along with one of the most accomplished. But she's not into labels, not even the hard-earned title of "captain."

"We don't call each other captains on the team because we don't want the power to overtake us," Abby said. "We call ourselves The Bigs and then we have our Littles, so it's kind of like a big sister-little sister type of thing."

Assistant Dance Coach Alex Reese said Abby is versatile.

"She's got modern, jazz, ballet, I think she's done hip hop before," Reese said.  "She's just very versatile in all the different styles."

It's her final year at Silverton and Abby said she'll miss the dance team the most.

"It's definitely the team. The team, it makes me feel like I'm at home. It's definitely a family atmosphere. We all love each other so much," she said. "I'm kind of getting emotional talking about it because it's my last year and I don't want to leave them and they're such a great community to be around."

As for her legacy, she's much more interested in being a good role model.

"It'd be great to be, 'Oh, Abby was the greatest dancer ever,' but I want to leave a legacy of 'Oh, she helped the team become the family it is today and she's worked so hard to get to where she is now,'" she said. "I don't want to have the big spotlight on me because I'm, like, I don't like a lot of attention."


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