Madelyn Biven, a dance artist based in Hawai’i, reflects on the duality she experienced pursuing dance in the continental US while simultaneously longing for her home on the islands. She shares how she navigated and found peace within that divide.
Portland-based dancer Jessie Nowak describes her journey letting go of stereotypes and finding her own path in dance after having children.
What does “making it” in dance look like for a decolonizing Indigenous Two-Spirit in the United States? California-based dance artist Snowflake Calvert (Daniel Arizmendi) tries to answer this for herself.
Kayla Banks, a dancer and choreographer in Denver, CO, reflects on her version of “making it” in dance as working in the arts industry and continuing to move forward.
Elyse Fahey, a contemporary dance artist in Albuquerque, NM, describes her realization that seeking joy is her version of “making it” in dance.