Occupation/Placement in School: Dance Major at Alonzo King LINES Ballet B.F.A Program-Senior
Hometown: Washington, D.C.
What is your favorite form of artistic expression?
I started dancing when I was eight years old and it has been a passion of mine ever since. I have trained in ballet, tap, hip-hop, jazz, and modern and now I have a love for contemporary ballet. I love the way I feel when I dance and I love to share my joy for this art form with all audiences. Additionally, I think it is the most beautiful art form because it is an expression of life itself.
Honestly, training to be a dancer is very challenging. It is demanding not only physically, but also emotionally and mentally. Also, it requires an enormous amount of discipline and sacrifice. And through all of the hardships, it is incredibly rewarding. I love being able to connect with people and to inspire others with my art. Dance is universal and I have experienced how it can heal a community and bring happiness to many peoples lives.
What inspires you when it comes to your art?
I feel that I draw inspiration from everything like music, art, literature, nature, people, or experiences in life. Through dance, you are able to communicate ideas or concepts that words may not be able to express. Additionally, other dancers and choreographers of the past and the present are a huge inspiration to me. For example, Misty Copeland, Alonzo King, and Aesha Ash, just to name a few.
What do you hope to do with your art in the future?
In the future, I hope to become a professional dancer and inspire other young black girls to dance. I would also enjoy traveling and sharing my love for dance with the world. In addition, I would like to become a physical therapist for athletes and dancers to help people recover from injuries and sustain a career as an athlete or dancer.
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