Dancersâ€™ Resolutions: A Time to Reflect and Refresh
- January 3, 2016
- by Laura Di Orio of Dance Informa.
When a new year approaches, it is another time to start fresh, try something new or better ourselves in some way. For 2016, we thought it would be fun to ask some professional dance artists about their New Yearâ€™s resolutions, and how theyâ€™re planning to refresh and reset for the year to come. (P.S. Itâ€™s a leap year, so youâ€™ve got an extra day to work toward your goals!)
Whatâ€™s your New Yearâ€™s resolution?
Michele Wiles, artistic director, BalletNext
â€œMy New Yearâ€™s resolution is to be open to all of the opportunities available. Life is too short not to explore absolutely everything!â€
Adrienne Canterna, dancer/choreographer
â€œMy motto 2016 is to â€˜be boldâ€™ â€“ in my dancing, my direction, my choreography, my life. I will be a true #girlBOSS and create my own happiness.â€
Daphne Lee, dancer, Collage Dance Collective
â€œMy New Yearâ€™s resolution is to work more on what goes into my body.Â I want toÂ cut my intake of sugar. I love sweets, but I don’t like how they affect my joints. IÂ also want to work on eating less grains just to give my body a new way of managing foods. This past year,Â I worked on less red meat, and itâ€™s been wonderful thus far. Another resolution is to focus on how I work in the studio â€“ learning to be more patient with choreography and keeping my mood positive as the day goes on. Iâ€™m looking forward to what 2016 has in store, including learningÂ â€œPas De Dixâ€ from Swan Lake and working with newÂ choreographers.â€
Sophia Lucia, dancer
â€œMy New Yearâ€™s resolution is to continue to focus on my ballet training.â€Â
Kayla Mak, student at Westchester Dance Academy
â€œMy New Yearâ€™s resolution is to improve on my technique and continue to study hard and get straight A’s.â€
Devin Ruth, dancer in Tappinâ€™ Through Life (Off-Broadway)
â€œEvery year, I make my New Yearâ€™s resolution the same thing: to be a better dancer than I was last year. If I can accomplish one more thing than I did the year before, then every year I will improve and grow as a dancer. My other resolution is to never let an opportunity pass me by. I don’t want to look back and regret auditions I didn’t go to or an opportunity I didn’t seize. As a dancer, I think that it is important to take risks and not be afraid to go after your dreams.â€
How would you like to freshen up your look this coming year?
â€œYou have to start the year off in swag and style. January is cold, even here in Memphis, and warm-ups are important, like the Shrug and the V-Neck Sweater. Lastly, since my rep involves classic and contemporary works, the Windswept Love Skirt resembles the costumes I wear and is great for rehearsals with my partners.â€
â€œI would update my wardrobe this winter with the Convertible Panel Jacket. This jacket rocks!â€
â€œThe Windswept Love Skirt is simply divine and actually inspired me to create new movement. It’s a must in 2016. So romantic!â€