Trainee and member of Kansas City Ballet’s Second Company, Juliana Kuhn is from Lenexa, Kan. This is her first year with Kansas City Ballet’s Second Company.
Q: TELL US WHY YOU BECAME A DANCEr.
A: At first it was my mom taking me to ballet classes. But once I began to understand the incredible athleticism and the beauty in dance, I knew there was nothing else I would rather do. I love being able to express myself and grow in artistry while pushing the limit of what my body can do.
Q: WHAT DO YOU LIKE TO DO WHEN YOU’RE NOT DANCING?
A: I love hanging out with my friends but I also love to read. It is such a good way to keep my brain engaged and I just love being sucked into another world found in a good book.
Q: WHAT IS SOMETHING MOST PEOPLE WOULDN’T KNOW ABOUT YOU?
A: I had the opportunity to visit Japan last summer (2017). It was amazing and definitely a highlight of my life so far.
Q: WHAT DO YOU LOVE MOST ABOUT BALLET?
A: I love how meticulous and expressive it is. How you can say so much with such delicate and beautiful movement. I also love how it can affect people in such unique and diverse yet equally beautiful ways.
Q: WHAT WAS THE BEST ADVICE YOU EVER RECEIVED?
A: I think just to be present, in dancing and life. Often as dancers we go on autopilot and are always dreaming of the next goal. So it really struck me when I was told to always be present for the journey because otherwise you miss out on so much of the unexpected good.
Top Photo by Savanna Daniels.