My name is Ellery and I am 13 years old. I am the oldest of 4 kids. In my 13 years I've probably had to deal with more stuff than most kids. But, I've also had more amazing opportunities than most kids!!! Really hard things happen to me but so do really incredible things. I was born with a rare disease called Primary Ciliary Dyskinesia (PCD). One of my sisters and my brother have PCD too. In PCD, the little hairs that line your airways in your ears, sinuses and lungs don't work. I've had a junky cough since the day I was born, and tons of ear and lung surgeries. I see lots of doctors and hospitals to keep my lungs healthy but I don't let living with a rare disease slow me down. In fact, I'm an advocate for everyone to speak out about the difficulties they are dealing with.
I'm a classical pianist and flutist. The study of these instruments gave me a passion for music and taught me how to work really hard and be successful at hard things. I'm a former competitive gymnast and currently a ballroom dancer at nationally recognized Center Stage Studio of Performing Arts. I also study voice and love to read and write poetry. My family does school at home which allows me to practice and enjoy so many different activities.
I'm most passionate about my music and my guitar. I love to write songs and perform. Currently, I'm working on my first album. I'm on a journey to go as far as my music will take me. I'm determined to go to the top :) My favorite musicians are Chopin, Katy Perry, and Bruno Mars.
I also love to act and model. In January of 2015 I signed contracts with two talent agencies to help me chase my dreams. I am signed with Ideal Talent Agency in Los Angeles, California and Niya Model and Talent in Salt Lake City, Utah. I'm not afraid to work hard and go for my big goals. I love my mom and dad and have the best family ever! They are my biggest fans and I couldn't do this without them. Join me on my journey of getting through hard things and doing great things!