Some of my first memories are of ballet...in class when I was 2 years old. My world was ballet. The challenges and triumphs that I have experienced through dance have made me the determined, confident and disciplined person I am today.
Not every moment in my dance career was good, but each moment taught me something about myself, about the world and about how I can obtain my dreams and goals.
I dreamed of becoming a 'prima ballerina', a dream that did not come to fruition, however, I always draw on my experiences from my years dancing.
Dance for me was so much more than the pretty tutus or the adrenaline of being on stage but it was the journey to the stage. Every teacher I have had has brought something out of me that I did not know was there and while some teachers were not my favorite, I have some teachers who are still a part of my life.
Today I have taken the time to dream about my dreams and it brings me such joy to remember the people, places, and 'pointes' in my life that dance has taken me to and given me.