Nyla Frisbey is a senior attending The School of Performing Arts at Gloucester County Institute of Technology (GCIT). Nyla first started praise dancing in her church at the age of three, and at the age of five joined Adagio Dance Center where she has studied for the past thirteen years. There, Nyla studied tap, modern, musical theatre, jazz, lyrical, contemporary, and ballet. While attending GCIT for high school, Nyla has had the opportunity to continue her dance training in ballet, modern, jazz, improvisation, choreography, and dance history. Outside of dance in and out of school, Nyla is a part of the Afro-Academic, Cultural, Technical and Science Olympics (ACT-SO), which is part of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP). In her two years of competing with the organization in various dance categories, she has won a total of four gold medals in the contemporary and modern dance categories for South Jersey. She went on to win a bronze medal in the modern dance category for the state of New Jersey in the national competition in 2020. Additionally, Nyla has been an active member of GCIT’s chapter of National Honor Society for Dance Arts where she serves as chapter president for the 2021-2022 school year. Nyla believes a dancer does not have to have the best technique, nor be the most flexible. She believes that dance isn’t about what kind of ability someone has, but what the dancer decides to do with their abilities.