copyright the Chronicle August 6, 2014
by Bethany M. Dunbar
DERBY — At age 19, Kendra Perkins was no stranger to national dance competition. She had been there four times before.
July 7 to 12 was her fifth time at the Sheer Talent competition, and she came home from Las Vegas with a titanium medal. Her score was 298 out of a possible 300 points from three judges.
“I came off the stage and I was bawling,” she said. She thought she had done badly. A perfectionist, she often reviews videos of herself dancing to try to improve. It turns out she did pretty well, even though she wasn’t satisfied herself.