Welcome to my website!! My name is Mia Florendo and I am currently a junior at Mountain View High School also enrolled in Freestyle Academy, with Film as my elective. Since I was little, I’ve always had an interest in the film industry, whether that’s editing home vlogs or standing in front of the camera and goofing around. Freestyle allows me to express my ideas in creative ways but also challenges me in the process. A special connection that I have with Freestyle is my dad, Leo Florendo, who has been the Digital Media teacher for the past 16 years. Watching all the students come and go over the years, it feels strange that I’m now a Freestyle student myself. Nonetheless, I am very excited to see what amazing things I can create in these next two years at Freestyle Academy.
Some of my other interests include dance, hanging out with my friends, listening to music, and baking. Since the age of 3, dance has been such a huge part of my life. Whenever I’m stressed or have some free time, I put on some music and dance around a bit. It helps me clear my mind and also allows me to focus back on the happy parts of my life. I’ve done ballet, tap, jazz, and hip-hop which is my favorite style of dance. I hope dance continues to be a part of my life forever because it is truly one of my biggest passions. As I mentioned before, I also love hanging out with my friends. Getting to see my favorite people at school every day makes me feel fortunate to have been able to meet these people, and I’m so lucky to have them as my friends. I try to surround myself with people that make a positive impact on my life so that I can stay happy and be the best version of myself that I can be.