SB Art Junior: Addison Easterling, Calvary Baptist Academy
It’s not a stretch to say Addison Easterling is obsessed with dance. She’s been doing it for 12 years and has no plans to stop when she heads to college in the fall. Her most recent endeavor is pointe.
“It’s very freeing. It’s super easy to just let go. If I have a rough day or I’m tired, if I go to dance and we put on the music, we just move around and I try not to worry about anything,” she said. “It’s expressive. You can express your feelings through dance.”
The 18-year-old senior at Calvary Baptist Academy has to make a big decision coming up soon, though. Will she choose Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge or the University of Louisiana at Lafayette in her hometown?
“I’ve been looking at their dance teams. They have a couple of clinics coming up I’m going to these next few months,” she said.
Addison is a member of Shreveport Dance Academy and is also active in sports, volleyball specifically. She said she loves attending baseball, football and basketball games — that is, when she’s not cheering on the sidelines.
What moves her on the dance floor? “Florence and the Machine. I feel like I always go for love-based songs. I like contemporary, slower stuff too and upbeat jazz. It really just depends on my mood.”
Addison may also have a familiar face to some. She’s begun pursuing modeling regularly and works locally with Chantilly Boutique, McCary’s Jewelers and Uptown Cheapskate (she’s even been featured in a few national advertisements).
She said her plan (once she decides which college she’ll attend) is to major in mass communications/broadcast journalism.