Mariah Spears reflects on what her biggest challenge was being on a reality show like SYTYCD and what she learned from that once-in-a-lifetime experience.

Mariah: "The biggest challenge of being on a reality show like SYTYCD is your mentality. I was 19 when I was on SYTYCD, and there is a lot of pressure: you're dancing live, you want to put your best foot forward, so just keeping true to yourself and not letting the pressure get to you was definitely the hardest part. I loved being on the show and it taught me so much! The biggest thing I learned was how to deal with these high intensity situations, and being able to step back and see the bigger picture and enjoy the performance and stage I was on. Now, I don't let any performance or job fly by without really taking in the moment."