WYD Kraków 2016 | Day 5: Why I Love to Dance/Back to Basics

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

Failure/Success through the Eyes of a Dancer Who Gave Up

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

2016 Resolutions – Ponder Less, Do More

I saved an extra month for resolutions. Call it procrastination or call it "heavy contemplation." The truth is I was overthinking this. I have lots of ideas and dreams for The Moving Prayer in the new year that I simply could not choose one. Instead, I'm choosing a simple mantra- ponder less, do more. All … Continue reading 2016 Resolutions – Ponder Less, Do More

All of my friends are nurses and teachers, and me?

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?

Opening “The Doors” and Dancing Through Fear

On Friday, October 25th, I had the incredible opportunity of performing with the Sacred Dance Guild at the Church of St. Francis Xavier in a project called The Doors. Conceived by artist Marilyn Green of the Trinity Movement Choir, The Doors explored the concepts of Birth, Death, Love and Fear. Each was fleshed out into a … Continue reading Opening “The Doors” and Dancing Through Fear