Deaf Bay Area-based dancer Zahna Simon describes her feeling of “making it” in dance when she found a Deaf dance community.
After recovering from what was likely coronavirus, Washington DC-based sand dancer Donne Lewis describes how her goals of “making it” as a dancer have shifted.
“In a culture that is so terrified of the awkward, the messy, emotional honesty, sickness and ultimately death, how can we honestly measure success?” asks Austin-based performance artist Lauren Tietz.
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.