INDEPENDENCE, Mo. -- An Independence fifth grader said she won`t likely be able to sleep Tuesday night, because she`ll be sharing the stage with pop sensation Justin Bieber during his concert at Sprint Center on Wednesday night. FOX 4 had the opportunity to meet 10-year-old Alana Bryson on Tuesday.
Soon she`ll be able boast a pretty big accomplishment.
"It's a big step for me since I’m at a young age right now," said Alana.
Wednesday night, when Bieber performs his song 'Children,” Alana will be one of his back up dancers. She beat out dozens of other kids for the opportunity.
Only four kids from the Kansas City area were selected as part of a contest.
"That's just really surprising to me. It's just like shocking when you first heard about it on the phone," said Alana about finding out she had been chosen.
This won`t be Alana`s first time dancing for a big named performer. She also performed in a music video for artist "Krizz Kaliko” produced at Union Station in March.
"We watched one of her videos in class and the kids were pretty impressed," said Jim Myrick.
Myrick is Alana’s teacher at Blackburn Elementary School in Independence. Aside from being a good dancer, Myrick says Alana likes science and excels at writing and reading.
"She's a good, hard worker. She gets along well with the other kids. She finds things interesting, so lot of classroom participation. She likes the group work kinds of things where you have a lot of discussion and she's good at it. She's polite,” said Myrick.
Those who know Alana say it’s already clear to see she has a bright future no matter what she chooses, but for now it's all about “The Biebs.”
"I'm really excited because it's a great opportunity to dance with a celebrity," said Alana.
The 10-year old hopes to dance with singer Beyonce in the future. She dances 10-to-12 hours a week at Melroe's school of dance in Liberty. She had a competition this past weekend, and says she took the platinum prize for her solo performance.