Will this Alaskan be the first U.S. Olympic breakdancer in 2024? | INDIE ALASKA

Bri “Snap1” Pritchard is a b-girl from Anchorage who has competed and won breaking competitions across the country. She dances with the crews, Flooristas and Elements of Rhythm, but she hopes to make it on the national team and represent Team USA at the 2024 Olympics in Paris. She’s doing all of this while balancing her career with the Alaska Army National Guard.

Produced by Jeff Chen, Matt Faubion, and Shayne Nuesca
Music by APM, Universal Production Music, and Matt Faubion

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Originally from the Central Coast of California, Valerie joined Alaska Public Media in July 2017. She creates original video content for the station's TV and digital platforms while also overseeing the Production Department. Before moving to Alaska, Valerie worked as an ENG Editor at WRAL-TV in Raleigh, North Carolina. She also served in the U.S. Air Force as a TV and Radio Broadcast Journalist where she traveled around Europe, Africa, The Baltics, Australia, and the Southern United States reporting on military events, exercises, and missions. Outside of work, she enjoys hiking, backcountry skiing, backpacking, yoga, and traveling.

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