Where are you from, and how long have you lived in Chicago?
I was born in Portland, Oregon. We moved to Bolivia when I was five years old, and we lived there for fourteen years. I came to Chicago this past December.
When did you start dancing? What has kept you going to get where you are now?
I started dancing when I was four years old with tap and creative dance, took a three year break when my family and I moved to Bolivia, and continued to dance from age eight to this day.
The feelings I get, the relationships I build, the people I move and entertain, and the way I understand myself more through dancing have pushed me to continue dancing and to never give up even when I feel like I can't do it anymore. Although it’s been hard at times, I’m glad I pursued dance. I can see how God gave me the strength to continue and assured me that this is the way He wants me to go.
What part of the ministry of Ballet 5:8 are you most excited or passionate about?
I am most excited about seeing in what ways God will use dance for his glory and how He will touch people’s hearts through it.
I am passionate about how I can share the gospel through untraditional means and show God’s love and grace to people who wouldn’t normally be open to hearing it.