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
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
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
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?
My weekend at the Dominican Preaching in Action Conference may be coming to an end, but the dancing continues with a presentation at the Idente Missionaries Family Day tomorrow and a few presentations this weekend. With a full-time job and scattered dancing gigs like this every other weekend or so, this life is taking a … Continue reading The Good Kind of Tired