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The Lab

The Lab

September 12, 2018

A handful of Inspire students are apart of the dance crew at The Lab Creative Arts Studio and were crowned as the champions of World of Dance season 2. We are proud to support all of our students in pursuing their dreams. Take a look at their incredible journey!



Leilani Zepeda

Grade: 10
Joined Inspire in 2018

Dancing is my passion—it has been since I was a little girl. I am thankful for every opportunity that I have been given. Everyday I get to dance, and do what I love with my family. I wouldn’t be able to do what I do today without Inspire Charter Schools, I truly get the amount of help, knowledge and education I need everyday to learn just like any other public school. My team and I get to travel and do what we love without a problem because we are in such an amazing school program. I know that being enrolled in Inspire, I can pursue anything I dream.


Destinee Mayares

Grade: 10
Joined Inspire in 2017

Inspire Charter Schools has helped me become the person I am today. If I wasn’t in homeschooling I wouldn’t have the opportunities and blessings I have had the past two years! Being able to do school when I need to and still know I am always able to do dance and pursue my dreams is something I have always wanted and now it is something I am able to live.


Isaac Mejia

Grade: 10
Joined Inspire in 2017

I started dancing about 5 years ago but at first it was just as a hobby. Over the years I started taking dance much more seriously and got to a place where I could grow in many different areas. Some of my biggest accomplishments are being on NBC’s World of Dance season 1 and winning the second season with my team called The Lab. Another amazing accomplishment for me was being able to go on Jennifer Lopez’s “It’s My Party” tour. These amazing experiences were completely life changing and indescribable. But none of it would have been possible if we all attended a regular public school. Thanks to Inspire Charter Schools we are all allowed to do what we love most! Inspire is super flexible and can truly help and work around your schedule. We are nothing but thankful for all that Inspire does for us. None of my biggest dreams would be possible without a homeschool as accommodating as Inspire!


Hiro Nomura

Grade: 10
Joined Inspire in 2017

Dance to me is so much more than just a hobby, a “sport” or art, or even just an outlet. Dancing is my passion, my love, the way I live. Growing up with a rough past is not easy to get through when you have nothing to help with the pain. Dance was the reason I got out of bed every morning. It was a way for me to speak to others with just movement and passion. Over the years of dancing my team and I have accomplished winning first place at competitions and performing in front of thousands of people. We even got to live out things we’ve dreamt of, touring with Jennifer Lopez, performing at Times Square on New Year’s Eve, and the list continues. But I think the biggest accomplishment for me was finding out not only who I am as a dancer, but as a person. As well as being able to inspire people who may not think it’s possible.

With our schedule it's almost impossible to keep up going to traditional brick and mortar public school. Homeschooling with Inspire definitely made being a student in a classroom and a student in a dance room a lot easier. We have been given a freedom that helps us pursue our dreams while maintaining our education.


Giselle Silva

Grade: 11
Joined Inspire in 2018

Ever since I started dancing, my passion for it has only grown. Dance has helped me with so many things in my personal life and has shown me how the real world works. With dance I have been able to accomplish so much. Being enrolled with Inspire has given me flexibility when it comes to balancing my education and passion for dance.

I had the opportunity to perform with BTS at the Rose Bowl and that was the best experience ever. The crowd was so unbelievable! My favorite thing I have done was going on an international tour with Jennifer Lopez. Getting to travel while doing something I love was the best thing in the world. Dance has made a lot of my dreams come true.

Inspire has been the best way for me to do schooling with the crazy dance schedule I have. With Inspire, I was able to do school anytime it was appropriate for me to do. My Homeschool Teacher has helped me so much getting through the school year. Without her, I don’t think I would be able to get through the school year. Overall, Inspire was an amazing choice for me.