Articles from the ‘Essays’ collection

Vanessa Cruz in white long tutu dancing next to her walker

My Ancestor’s Wildest Dream

Vanessa Cruz, a dance artist based in Southern California, relates how she has faced relentless ableism in her pursuit of a dance degree and other opportunities, and how “making it” as a dancer with a disability is particularly challenging.

Brittany Delany whirling in park

Always Making and Being Made

Brittany Delany, a dance artist in Los Angeles, shares the many ways her life intersects with the performing arts, and how she views her work as always making and being made.