Life

Single.

I get asked at least once a week why I’m single. It’s getting old.  When did being in a relationship or married become a measure of success? What about my career, my dancing, my education, my health, etc? Why do

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Life

My identity.

I was in South Carolina recently with my family. Every time I visit South Carolina, memories of my childhood always come back.  At 12 years old, I knew I was destined for more than what was available to me in

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Dance

Fortune cookie.

I’ve saved every single fortune since I was 23. When I moved to Chinatown in NYC, collecting fortunes became my thing. I literally have a collection. I lived at 3 Doyers St., Apt 3B in a studio apartment and I

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Dance

Be flexible.

Flexibility is something that always came easy for me. However, my lifestyle shifted several years ago out of dancing on a professional level every single day and more towards my corporate job. Flexibility is something I have to work on

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Dance

Starting salsa in NYC.

I’ve been dancing since I was 3 years old. I even left home at 15 to go to ballet boarding school to train more seriously. When I turned 19, moved to NYC, transferred universities, and changed my major, I shifted

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Dance

Dancing with a mask.

I’m learning that teaching and dancing with a mask on is a true challenge! Between trying to project my voice, breathe and be my students’ biggest cheerleader, I’m trying to get used to this new norm. With that said, I’m

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Dance

The day I discovered mambo.

I was a very serious ballet dancer long before I ever learned salsa! One day after taking a ballet class at New York City Center, I was in the ladies room changing clothes getting ready to head home. In the background,

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