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25 03, 2018

The Two C’s I’m Tired of Hearing…Part 2


Someone said to me the other day: why don’t you rent studio space at X studio and teach classes there, you know the owner is very collaborative. Wait, what? What does collaboration have to do with where I rent studio [...]

The Two C’s I’m Tired of Hearing…Part 22022-08-25T12:48:42+00:00
24 03, 2018

The Two C’s I’m Tired of Hearing….Part 1


Here are two words I am absolutely sick and tired of hearing, mostly because they are misused: community and collaboration. This blog post will address the first one, and the latter will be addressed in a future blog post. Let’s [...]

The Two C’s I’m Tired of Hearing….Part 12022-08-25T12:49:02+00:00
14 09, 2017

Some thoughts on the NEA…(it’s complicated)


Last year, I helped a colleague in Spain with her thesis for the Conservatorio Superior de Danza María de Ávila. She had spent a month in the U.S. observing and helping flamenco Arts Education programs. She had a lot of [...]

Some thoughts on the NEA…(it’s complicated)2018-01-11T21:13:17+00:00
22 05, 2017

The other side


I had the privilege of being on "the other side" of flamenco performances this past week. First, let's be clear, two other sides exist to the dance. First, the musicians who usually find themselves behind the dancer, and second, the [...]

The other side2023-02-01T03:45:01+00:00
6 05, 2017



Dancers know the struggle for balance very well: Dancer working on balance on an unstable base. Balance requires strength and control. But I am not talking about exercises on balance boards or landing a triple pirouette. Life as a [...]

24 02, 2017

An artist’s life for me….


I remember hearing one of my mentors once say to someone else, she's been extremely lucky in her career. At the time, I thought to myself, luck has nothing to do with it. She has worked her butt off, she [...]

An artist’s life for me….2018-01-11T21:12:47+00:00