RENO, NV - 13-year-old Falynne Lewing's infatuation with Michael Jackson started when she saw his Thriller video at the age of 5. That inspired Falynne to learn his moves, and when she first showed her family, her mom Michelle says they were blown away.
"It was unbelievable. Our jaws dropped. We couldn't believe that she could do something like that on her own," she says.
Falynne hasn't had any formal dance training and only started really working at her craft a little more than a year ago. Despite having Asperger Syndrome, which has been classified as an autism spectrum disorder, Falynne has an incredibly positive attitude and a huge heart.
"The peace, the love, the message that Michael wanted to share with the world, Falynne equally wants to share that same message," says Michelle.
Falynne had trouble with her speech until the age of 7. She was also delayed in learning how to walk, which seems hard to believe when you see her move. The teen is transformed into a dancing machine when she hits that stage.
"Once that beat or the bass starts, I just can't help but move," she says.
Her kind nature along with her incredible talent seems to always draw a crowd. Falynne's mom says when they recently attended Vid-Con and Michael Jackson's final resting place in southern California people surrounded her.
Michelle says, "They wanted to meet her, they wanted to hug her, they wanted to see her dance. She brings people to tears when she dances and sings, myself included."
On October 23rd Falynne will get to show off her talents by taking the stage at the Grand Sierra Resort. Her tribute to Michael Jackson starts at 7:30 p.m. The proceeds from her show will benefit the Nevada Humane Society and the Autism Coalition of Nevada.
"I know that some of the families can't afford it, so I really want to help them get the medical care they need," she says.