Today we are celebrating International Women's Day, and I can't help but think about this passage I recently read in a book that I am currently reading, Sacred Woman, Sacred Dance: Awakening Spirituality Through Movement and Ritual by Iris J. Stewart. In it, the passage asked, "Was Mary a Dancing Priestess?". Can you say MIND-BLOWING?! … Continue reading Revealing the Hidden Herstory of Dancing Women
The days seemed to blur one into the other. The next day was another day where I packed and prepared for another performance, this time a dance I have been dancing for years. Despite the longevity and familiarity with the piece, I was nervous. There was something missing, and I knew that whatever was missing … Continue reading WYD Kraków 2016 | Day 5: Why I Love to Dance/Back to Basics
My sister Joelle and I are headed off to Poland for World Youth Day, where will be dancing in the Youth Festival in Kraków! First off, let me say that I can't believe it's been three years since my last World Youth Day, a life-changing experience that I'll never forget. It was a dream come … Continue reading WYD Kraków 2016 | Day 1: Why We Dance
This post was originally featured in the Dance/NYC Junior Committee blog. For the past nine months, the Junior Committee has organized several events from The Bessies After Party, our professional development series, and most recently, the Dance/NYC Symposium After Party. Even after a string of success, it is interesting that our next major topic of … Continue reading Failure/Success through the Eyes of a Dancer Who Gave Up
This meme of Stan Lee, creator of Spider-Man, has been making the rounds of social media this week. The first time I saw it posted by a former cast member of mine, it struck a deep chord. For the longest time, I had felt exactly the same about my own profession and dreams. I felt … Continue reading All of my friends are nurses and teachers, and me?