What is the most rewarding part of being a dancer?
I would say the process of seeing things from the start of rehearsals to when they’re on stage. I know for me, sometimes it takes a couple rehearsals for new choreography to get into my body, and being able to have those moments when you’re working and things start to click into place is so incredible.
If you were not a dancer, is there an alternate career path you would have chosen?
If you were to ask younger me that question she probably would have said “a farmer” or “a veterinarian,” but present day me would probably have to go with a career in acting. I have always admired the idea of being able to put on a different character and really become a different person. That’s also something I really love about dance.
Do you have a signature dish that you make at home?
I would probably go with this salmon I like to make. I cook it with a dijon mustard sauce, and I normally just go with a side of roasted veggies or sometimes risotto. It’s pretty good, and I make sure I never overcook the salmon!
If you could give your younger self one piece of advice, what would it be?
Don’t let your fear overtake your passions. When I was younger, I remember being fearless when it came to trying things in the studio. As I’ve gotten older though, I’ve let the fear of failing at things stop me from wanting to try them in the first place. It took time to even realize it was an issue, but now that I have, I feel more of that child-like fearlessness coming back.