What are you going to do with your time off?
During my time off from the company, I will be performing and filming a project with Ballet 22 in Oakland, California. Performing a mixed rep, both en pointe and flat that will be very exciting. I will also be working on completing my debut album featuring the first single Piano Concerto Appassionato in B Minor. The album will be composed of mixed genres, ranging from influential classical soulful rhythm and blues
What is the best piece of advice you have received?
The best advice was not directly given to me, but was received and it came from actress and talent extraordinaire, Jennifer Lewis, “You have to love what you do, with your entire molecular structure. Find your passion!…When the elevator is broken, take the stairs…You can have any anything you want, anything! Anything you want, you can have”
Define yourself in three words
I don’t have three words to describe myself, but I do have five, “A FORCE TO BE RECKONED WITH”. And these are not my words. They came from my sponsor.
What is one thing most people don’t know about you?
Something most people don’t know about me is that I live in the nature of a never-ending learner. I thoroughly enjoy learning new ways of thinking, being, and doing. That challenge in itself pushes my pursuit of what I identify accomplishments as.
“…took many years of vomiting up all the filth that I had been taught about myself, and halfway believed, before I could walk around this earth like I had the right to be here. I have the right, you have the right, we all have the right.” James Baldwin
Photo credits: Zsilas Michael Hughes © Angela Sterling. Zsilas Michael Hughes rehearsing their new work for NEXT STEP with PNB School Professional Division students, photos © Eric Hipolito.