Paula Rivera- Lugo found her passion for the arts in high school. She had always loved to dance hip-hop throughout her whole life, but she never took classes until she joined the dance program at Harrisonburg High School in 9th grade. Through the dance program and the Fine Arts Academy at the school, Paula fell in love with every style of dance and every form of art. She also has a passion for musical theatre and all performing arts. She has taken part in several choral groups as well as vocal lessons for the past 4 years. She loves to take part in the musicals at HHS and wants to keep performing once she leaves high school. Paula is still unsure of what she wants to major in, but she definitely wants to pursue dance or musical theatre as a minor.