Q: TELL US WHEN YOU BECAME A DANCER?
A: I began dancing at the age of 7. I saw my sister perform in one of her own recitals, and my little eyes thought that it looked like the most fun I had ever seen! I decided to pursue a career in ballet because I love being on stage and losing myself in the moment in whatever character or ballet I am performing. I couldn’t image my life not dancing!
Q: WITH SO MANY UNKNOWNS, WHAT POSITIVES DO YOU CHOOSE TO FOCUS ON THIS SEASON?
A: The positive I focus on this season is simply being in the studio with other amazing artists and being able to dance. I love the stage and performing, but I consider myself extremely lucky that I am able to dance in such an amazing place each and every day.
Q: WHAT IS SOMETHING MOST PEOPLE WOULDN’T KNOW ABOUT YOU?
A: I love writing. Whether it is my music, a novel, poetry, scripts, or a short story, I have always loved telling stories. It is another reason why I love ballet so much. My mother really inspired me to write when I was little. And after taking a long break from writing throughout my teenage years, I have found a new passion and love for it during the extended off-season. I began to write my own novel!
Q: YOU ARE FROM ST. LOUIS. HOW HAVE YOU MADE KC YOUR HOME?
A: I have always loved the arts scene here in Kansas City. The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, the American Jazz Museum, and the downtown KC Public Library are some of my favorite places to go to!
Photograph by Savanna Daniels.