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A: A Cathartic Abstract Expressionist dancer: my body reveals a feeling, casts a mood like a spell, and may send a message or tell a story.
A: *Ann Mercedes: my ballet teacher, choreographer, costume stylist, and beautiful friend.
*Dr King: my psychiatrist--because without his help I might not be dancing at all. What I mean is--he helped restore my will to live. And a dead girl just aint much of a dancer! :) !
*The ones who believed in me before I even took my first step:
My Cousin Rosalie who said that NOW IS THE TIME.
My Cousin Rob who said I should GO FOR IT!
A: Being in Pointe Shoes is both the hardest and easiest aspect of ballet. It's torture and bliss at the same time. It's like a bitter sweet pill. It hurts so good. It's wicked, yet it's sublime.
A: I have more respect for the art-form, and for myself as a living expression of the art. Life is easy as pie after pointe!
A: The grace and elegance of the art-form.
A: Any move that gets my toes off the ground: I just love to leap!--it gives me a sensation of flying.
A: Why not dance?--I don't see any good reason why I shouldn't, so that is why I do. And once a dancer, always a dancer...at least for as long as the body is willing and able. I'm hooked on dancing.
Q: What do you think makes a good dancer?
A: A good dancer lets mood take reigns of her body and
she allows the rhythm of the music to penetrate her body. And she always
trust her Instincts and Artistic-Impulse.