Our Sixth Season has come to a close, and it's time to look back on the year and see what stood out to the dancers. Congrats to Antonio on his promotion to Lead Artist for the 2018/19 Season!
Q. Pick one word to describe this season overall. Why?
A. Growth - I have seen growth in every area this season - personally and within the company as well. It’s been truly remarkable what the Lord has done this past season, and I can't wait to see what He has in store for the following season.
Q. What was your favorite moment onstage?
A. One of my favorite moments on stage was the confrontation scene between Dimmesdale and Roger Chillingworth in Scarlet. As Dimmesdale, I was able to fully express what remorse, anguish, and guilt can be seen through the lens of ballet. The role of Dimmesdale pushed me to new heights as an actor but more importantly as an artist.
Q. Looking back, would you say that you learned something new about yourself or found yourself stretched out of your comfort zone?
A. This season was a push. That being said, it was necessary in order to bring the work to its full capacity of expressing the message of compassion (through Compass) and redemption (through Scarlet). I've learned that it is in the difficult moments that great things can be achieved and not through comfort.
Q. Is there a particular quote or idea that has been inspirational to you this season?
A. I have been reading the Psalms for inspiration throughout the season and currently still am. There is a Psalm for every moment of life - for rejoicing, for mourning, for repenting, for prayer, and to connect to God in a very personal way.
Q. What are you up to this summer?
A. I will be teaching at Ballet 5:8's Summer Intensive and preparing myself for the following season.