As a child, spinning on an office chair at my dad’s desk, I discovered the power of digital technology. Playing “Myst” and other computer games transported me to another world: an awe-inspiring journey with nooks and crannies, ready to be explored.
As a visual learner, I also spent a lot of my childhood exploring museums and making art. Coupled with my interest in history and the humanities, I found the decision to attend a liberal arts college to be an easy one.
Don’t just show up. Run the show!
Do you live to create? Do you create to live?
Do you live to imagine? Do you imagine to live?
Do you live to express? Do you express to live?
The arts at Mount Holyoke College open students to a greater sense of possibility—and to the power and wonder of their own voices and visions.
“Hello Choreographers! Congratulations! You have been selected to participate in our spring 2016 Biomorphic Dance Festival!”
I could not believe I was reading this email from the Asterial Dance company as I rushed to my physics exam. The nerves I had for my exam melted away as I considered the gravity of what had just happened: my choreography had just been accepted into a dance festival for the first time. Yes, there were the logistics of actually traveling to New York City with my seven dancers. But I had been accepted!
I have always had a thing for flying. Not so much airplanes as birds. I love the feeling of being in the air. And I’m drawn to the stars, imagining what it would be like to be part of something so hypnotic and beautiful. I found, and continue to find, these same sensations in ballet.