I want to encourage every dancer and dance student to live their life to the fullest despite all of the distractions of the mind stuff especially in our world of dance.

Physical appearance and prowess is not the only true measure of ones’ talent. When the world looks at you and is distracted by all forms of competition life becomes a vicious struggle in so many ways.

My personal experience of being a dance student, a dance performer, a dance teacher and choreographer has been haunted by years of put-downs, rudeness, insensitivity, exclusion, and negativity.

I have survived as a dance professional by sheer will. On the other hand I have thrived as a person because of my strength in overcoming obstacles.

Let’s always stay aware of how our values, principles and integrity affects those whose lives we touch.