Get to know the Dancer // Emily Bernet
Get to know some of the dancers at DCCD, their inspiration, and where their training began! We would like to introduce Emily Bernet!
1. How long have you been dancing? 17 years. I started dancing when I was three.
2. Why did you start dancing? I have videos of my sister and I performing for my parents as soon as we could walk. When my mom put me in my first ballet class there was more skipping around the room pretending to be a butterfly than technique, and I immediately fell in love with it.
3. Who or what is your biggest dancing inspiration? All of the great choreographers who created the languages we study today, particularly Martha Graham and Ohad Naharin.
4. What is your proudest dance achievement so far? Dance has brought me so many proud moments. In high school, my best friend and I put together a dance performance benefitting one of our teachers who suffered from a stroke. Watching and performing alongside so many of my friends was definitely a proud moment. I also had the opportunity to perform in Joost Vrouenraet’s ’Rite of Spring’ at the Winspear Opera House last May, which was an incredible experience. And, of course, I am extremely proud to be moving into my second season with DCCD.
5. Tell us about your hobbies outside of dance. To be honest I’m pretty obsessed with dance, but I do love going to yoga and reading good books.
6. Choose one word to describe your dancing techniques. Honest. I love simplicity and try to be straightforward with my movement. I love how Josh’s choreography focuses on natural momentum and strives to make each movement happen as a result of the movement before it.
7. What is your favorite dance quote? “Art is an investigation.” Twyla Tharp