Articles from the ‘Reflections on “making it”’ 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.

Danielle dancing with her face projected on the wall behind her

The Making It Mindset

Danielle Reddick, a performer in Santa Fe, NM, shares how she found a way to work creatively and sustainably after experiencing burnout from touring in a Broadway production.