A Dance of Love… A Love of Dance

Happy National Poetry Month from Stance on Dance!


I’ll dance this dance of love

this love I dance for you

the audience is waiting,

so I’ll share my story soon


The curtain begins to rise

on a feature yet unknown

anticipation grows

anticipation groans


The stage door breathes me in

where curiosity thrives

pulls deep into the dark

and dreams materialize


I’ll dance when my muscles scream

I’ll move though I may be broken

cause the audience is waiting

on a scene that’s yet unspoken


Rachel Meyer is in her fourth season with Ballet BC in British Columbia. She grew up in Collinsville, Illinois, trained with St. Louis Ballet and received her BFA at the University of Utah. She trained at the Northwest Professional Dance Project and the San Francisco Conservatory of Dance, danced with Utah Regional Ballet and was a guest artist with Aspen Santa Fe Ballet and Les Grands Ballets Canadiens. From 2009-11, Rachel was a member of Dominic Walsh Dance Theater. She was awarded a Princess Grace Award in 2010. In 2011, she danced at the Tate Modern in London with the Michael Clark Company.