I had a very different childhood than most kids.  I grew up surrounded by, and immersed in, the daily activities within my mother’s bustling and very popular dance and performing arts studio, located outside the Washington, DC region.  Every day after school, my afternoons were filled with lessons in ballet, tap, jazz, theatre, piano, modeling, and art.  My weekends were jammed-packed with more performing arts classes, master classes with renowned guest artist dance teachers, rehearsals, performances, and recitals.  While my…