Q: What led you to pursue dancing for a Christian company? A: I've always felt that God had given me a unique gift, and a purpose to dance ballet. I knew that He wanted me to use this gift to represent beauty and truth, and ultimately to share the Gospel. When it came time for me to audition for ballet companies, I had been thorough in my research but had not discovered a company that shared my mission and values. One night in the middle of audition season, I felt like God was telling me to look one more time, and I followed his lead. This last search led me directly to the Ballet 5:8 page, and as soon as I saw it, I thought, "this is it. This is where God wants me to dance."
Q: Why dance? A: The easy answer is I dance because I love it. But there's so much more to it than that, because there are many days when my body is aching or tired and I would honestly rather not be in the studio. I dance because I believe that I'm taking the talents God gave me and turning them into something beautiful. He gave me this gift, and it's my responsibility to use it and develop it as much as I possibly can, not just so that one day He can say "well done", but so that I can share the beauty He is allowing me to make with the audiences who come to see me dance. My hope is that by sharing beauty, I would inspire people to seek the truth and ultimately find God. That is why I dance.