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10/14/2012

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Kaitlyn Glenn

I really enjoyed reading about your journey through dance and where you are now. Right when I started reading and you stated how you didn't start studying seriously until freshman year of college I felt a little less stressed because I can relate to that. I was amazed while reading about how often you travel. I would love to travel and dance as well as form a small close family of dancers to travel with. Not only do you get to travel and explore for yourself, you get to inspire and perform for many different people which I would love to experience. I also enjoyed reading about how you were less focused on which company you wanted to work with through out your 20's and now that you know your body you are in the company best suited. Being a young dancer, I have no idea who I would like to perform for as well as where. I feel I have a lot more exploring and training to do before I really know where I would like to take my career. Your advice left me feeling aspired to travel and to not stop auditioning, sometimes if I have a bad audition I feel discouraged but I just need to know that there are other places I could audition that I would have better luck at. Thank you for sharing this post, it was inspiring and enjoyable to read!

Alex

There are a few subjects you had touched upon in this blog that really struck me personally. First, it was a relief to hear that one does not need a type of degree to be in an exercise instruction related field. I have experience in Zumba instruction and I know for that, it takes a lot to keep up with the Zumba network but for a yoga or fitness instructor, you could do more of your own thing. To piggy back off of that concept, it was also nice to hear that sometimes, work in the non-fitness world is an option to make ends meet. Lastly, your words of wisdom for those interested in living in NYC, I found to be very inspiring and informative. I have always dreamed of living in Manhattan but always feared the expense as well as the availability for work. Your advice has brought my aspirations for living, dancing and working in the city back to the forefront of my many goals as a dancer. Thank you for sharing your wonderful story, and I wish you the best of luck with all your future endeavors.

Alex

There are a few subjects you had touched upon in this blog that really struck me personally. First, it was a relief to hear that one does not need a type of degree to be in an exercise instruction related field. I have experience in Zumba instruction and I know for that, it takes a lot to keep up with the Zumba network but for a yoga or fitness instructor, you could do more of your own thing. To piggy back off of that concept, it was also nice to hear that sometimes, work in the non-fitness world is an option to make ends meet. Lastly, your words of wisdom for those interested in living in NYC, I found to be very inspiring and informative. I have always dreamed of living in Manhattan but always feared the expense as well as the availability for work. Your advice has brought my aspirations for living, dancing and working in the city back to the forefront of my many goals as a dancer. Thank you for sharing your wonderful story, and I wish you the best of luck with all your future endeavors.

Brooke

I thoroughly enjoyed reading about your success through out your career. Your love of traveling and learning from the places you’ve been is inspiring. I am currently studying dance at a University and my dream has always been to move to New York City to pursue dance and experience life in a city full of opportunities. I am also studying community health and hope to achieve a certification in Pilates, so it’s great to hear that there are a lot of body training opportunities out there as well as dance. I enjoyed your comment on how your dancing has progressed from your 20s to your 30s. I believe I am right in the middle of trying to understand my body and how to perform through certain situations and I hope to one day achieve a full understanding of my body.
I admire your hard work ethic and your drive to make your dreams of touring come true as well as your passion to teach the deeper understanding of Trisha’s movement principles to others. Teaching is something I definitely see myself doing in the future and I am already starting to find the passion within my own technique to share with others. My dream of moving to NYC is fast approaching and I want to thank you for your words of wisdom. I need to remind myself to be brave and to take full advantage of the different styles of dance around me. Again, thank you for sharing your experiences and best of luck to you!

Shianne

I think you are so inspiring and brave to have your whole career based on physical movement. I'm sure dancing in a company with only eight members is great since you all can become very close. I would love to be a part of a company that is close knit. I do want to join a company after I graduate and you show how possible it is to have a dance career in New York. Thank you for the advice, I'll be sure to be brave and keep auditioning.

Michelle

I really loved what you had to say about your success as a modern dancer. I found a lot of what you said very inspirational and also things I can think about for myself. I love the fact that you love to travel because this is something that I would like to do when I get out of college. Exploring different places and different companies is always a good idea to get various options. I like your warm-up plan and how you take care of your body. This is something that I could use in my own daily life to keep up with a healthy body. I enjoyed reading about your future career goals; it seems so interesting to learn about arts and therapy. Thank you so much for the advice you gave; I will be a much braver dancer!

Kathryn

Your story is a great reflection of your drive and ambition that got you some amazing opportunities in life. I appreciate that you did whatever it took to make ends meet, in order to fulfill your dream and passion for dance. I admire your courage to go for it, because when most opportunities present themselves, I myself struggle with deciding which path to take. How would you say that touring enriched your experience with Trisha Brown?

I think it is awesome that you have a well-balanced training routine that keeps you active in all areas. That is an area I am specifically trying to work on myself, in order to find a routine that fits in my schedule, yet still meets all of the areas I need to focus on, in the healthiest way possible. It is also motivational to hear about where you were mentally in your 20’s versus your 30’s, because as I am starting a new chapter in my life with trying to balance school and dance, I feel more at ease knowing that I can only become stronger from what I have learned. Thank you for sharing your story and words of wisdom!

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