Zuri Westerfield began attending ballet classes when she was three years old at the Academy of Classical Ballet (ACB). She continued with classes and performing intermittently with ACB until she was four years old in 2017 when the studio closed. Zuri started taking classes with Thrive Ballet in 2019. Zuri states what she likes most about Thrive Ballet is the performances and being able to dance with her sister. Her favorite role in a Thrive performance was dancing as a “Rat” in “Zombie Nutcracker.” Zuri is in her fifth season with Thrive Ballet.