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.
Deirdre Morris, director of Earthdance, examines all the ways she has succeeded, failed, picked herself up, and kept going as she’s made her life in dance.
Raisa Punkii, a San Francisco-based dance artist from Finland, defines the ways she has “made it” in dance on her own terms.