I don’t remember specifically how I got into dance but I do remember watching Giselle and Balanchine’s Jewels as some of my first ballets beyond the usual Nutcracker. Like every little girl my mom dressed me in tutus when I was little but I never took it seriously all though she wanted me to be a ballerina. Then, as a pre-teen, after trying to pursue cheerleading and gymnastics for a bit, I realized what I was really good at were the dance routines. So, I decided to pursue dance, ballet in particular, seriously.
Although I did not begin dancing as an adult, I’m still considered a late starter for just getting serious so later in childhood. I was also a musician as a kid, playing the violin since I was in elementary school, so I had an intrinsic understanding of music and rhythm came naturally. I danced from then on all the way through college, even becoming a part of my university’s ballet company.
I danced consistently from then on, but several years ago I decided to become even more serious by joining an adult ballet community service company in the new city I moved to.
I love to dance, as well as watch and write about dance. I’m also a wanderluster and I love photography. I work in public media as my day job, but when I’m not working I’m dancing.