Current Job Title:
Apprentice Company Dancer
Eisenhower Dance Detroit
Describe your current job:
I train in ballet and contemporary as well as rehearse contemporary repertoire 5 days/week with the company in preparation for public performances and outreach opportunities within the community. I work in collaboration with the other company artists as well as the artistic director and guest artists.
What is the most rewarding and the most challenging part of your job?
The most rewarding part of my job is being able to continue my growth within this art form that I have loved since a very young age, with other passionate artists who support and encourage this growth. The most challenging part of my work here is the combination of mental and physical stamina/fitness that is required to successfully learn and perform intricate choreography at a high caliber.
What activities, resources, or people helped you prepare for your career?
I give endless amounts of credit to each and every single dance professor at WMU, as well as every guest artist I worked with, who put in the energy to help me grow as an artist.
What advice do you have for others pursuing a career similar to yours?
My biggest advice for students is to always maintain an excellent work ethic, for you are the most important factor for your personal success. You pave your pathway, so put your best effort into every single thing you do! Always say yes to opportunities that will guide you closer to your goals.