1. How long have you been dancing? 22 years.
2. Why did you start dancing? I was three and do not remember why; probably the same reason so many other little girls want to dance.
3. Who or what is your biggest inspiration? Music and people; both are limitless in numbers and qualities. In music, I can discover and appreciate the different layers of instruments and rhythms, and in people, the complex layers built from each person’s unique history.
4. What is your proudest achievement so far? Being able to survive and thrive through my three winters in Chicago! (It really is cold)
5. Tell us about your hobbies. I love: being in nature, hiking, and backpacking; reading, currently on Reclaiming Conversation by sociologist Sherry Turkle, which discusses the effects of electronic communication on conversation; movies, new and old but never horror; trying to keep my plants alive, although barely surviving my black thumb; cooking, finding a recipe and completely changing it.
6. Choose one word to describe you. Curious.
7. What is your favorite quote?
“Every atom you possess has almost certainly passed through several stars and been part of millions of organisms on its way to becoming you.”
From Bill Bryson’s A Short History of Nearly Everything
Photo by Brian Guilliaux