At age 18, I had a double hip procedure performed in order to repair labral tears and enable me to have more motion within my hip joints. I never thought I would be able to dance again. I am now 20 years old, and a member of my college dance team, part of two dance companies, and pain free- I could not be happier! In order to return to dance, I had to restrengthen my hips and work on my flexibility to get back to where I was before the surgery. It was not an easy journey, but I am happy to be where I am today.