Tag: why i dance

Rosy Simas on Using Dance to Unite Identity, Ancestry & Culture

Creating is a spiritual act for me, rooted in natu­re, formed through my link to the ances­­tors and the land of which we are made. I weave cultural concepts with scientific and philosophical theories. My work unites themes of personal and collective identity with family, matriarchy, sovereignty, equality and healing that centers the voices of […]

What's Shirlene Quigley's Love Language? Dance

Dance is my love language. It’s the way I spread joy around the world. It’s my superpower, the purpose God gave me and one of the main reasons I smile. I’m full of feelings, although some people may not know it because I am quite reserved, private and almost shy at times. Dance is the […]

For the Mariinsky's Maria Khoreva, a Life in Dance Is Inevitable

Do you think I have not tried doing any activities other than ballet? You bet I did. But if they showed anything, it’s just that dance is what I want to do most of all. There is a method in mathematics called proof by contradiction, which consists of refuting the denial of a statement to […]

Cheryl Burke on Being an Introvert and Finding Her Voice Through Dance

The last thing you’d expect to hear about a 22-season “Dancing with the Stars” veteran is that she’s actually a serious introvert—but that’s who I am! When I was young, I was really quiet and found it hard to express myself with words. But sharing emotions through movement finally brought me out of my shell. […]

Devon Teuscher's Ode to the Daily Grind of Studio Life

Every summer I like to visit my sister and nieces. While I was there last year, my niece was making some challenging decisions. She had been dancing at a school with a small competition team and couldn’t figure out if she wanted to continue. Over the last year, she felt she had lost her joy […]