Teenager overcomes adversity to dance at The Carolina Opry

via WBTW

In 2009, Gretchen developed scoliosis, which left her spine not only curved, but twisted.  Major surgery followed.

"I never imagined dancing like I once did," she said.

But not long after her dominance at age 15, McCutcheon landed a job as the youngest-ever full-time female performer at The Carolina Opry.