Misa Kelly looks back on her career in dance, the ups and downs, and how “making it” is akin to staying on top of your mountain.
Kelsey Paschich, professor of dance at Western Michigan University, reflects on her path as a dancer and how engaging in the process of “making it” is the difference between living and existing.
Jimmy Burgess shares his long road of “making it” in dance, from a scholarship to attend Alvin Ailey, to becoming sick with diabetes and being in a coma, to partial leg amputation, to walking and dancing again.
Flamenco dance artist and Oberlin College dance professor Alice Blumenfeld reflects on how “making it” in dance is akin to planting seeds in a garden.
Yayoi Kambara, a contemporary choreographer in the Bay Area, discusses her upcoming piece, “Shikataganai,” which translates from Japanese to English as “that which cannot be helped.” The piece explores the profound cultural change she’s experienced in the Bay Area over the past decade.