Mersais Sanchez, Pojoaque Pueblo

Mersais Sanchez, Pojoaque Pueblo

Mersais Sanchez, one of the 10 dancers from the Pojoaque Pueblo Tribe, races the clock as she executes her routine. Judges calculate their scores based on precision, timing, showpersonship, creativity and speed. (Nathan Ouellette/MEDILL)

Mersais Sanchez, one of the 10 dancers from the Pojoaque Pueblo Tribe, races the clock as she executes her routine. Judges calculate their scores based on precision, timing, showpersonship, creativity and speed. (Nathan Ouellette/MEDILL)