DCCD will be performing March 21-23 at the REVERBDance Festival in New York City. The performance is located at the Baruch’s Nagelberg Theater (55 Lexington Ave., New York, NY 10010 // entrance on E. 25th St. between Lexington and 3rd ave.) You can still buy tickets!
Get to know some of the dancers at DCCD, their inspiration, and where their training started! We would like to introduce Jennifer Mabus!
1. How long have you been dancing for?
I have been dancing a long time! I actually can’t remember a time of my life without dance.
2. Why did you start dancing?
I started dancing because I was so shy as a little girl that my mom thought dance lessons would make me more outgoing. Instead, I found my voice in dance. I was hooked from my very first recital in a white tutu. I loved the fantasy and magic. Still do.
3. Who or what is your biggest dancing inspiration?
Life happening around me- my family, friends, fellow dancers, strangers, beautiful places. The more fully we are human beings, the better artists we will be.
4. What is your proudest dance achievement so far?
I’ve been lucky in my career but, honestly my proudest achievement is that I’m still growing and being challenged as a performing artist. I get to work with such beautiful people!
5. Tell us about your hobbies outside of dance.
Well, I’m currently a grad student and teacher, so I don’t have too much time for hobbies. However, my yoga practice keeps me sane and I’m a little addicted to Argentine tango!
6. Choose one word to describe your dancing techniques.
7. What is your favorite dance quote?
“There is a vitality, a life force, an energy, a quickening that is translated through you into action, and because there is only one of you in all time, this expression is unique. And if you block it, it will never exist through any other medium and will be lost.” –Martha Graham