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Here’s To Us, New York—Happy Four Years

Arts Family Inspiration New York

Dear New York, It’s me — The Tiny Dancer. I just stopped by to say Happy Four Years to us. Four years ago today, we were simply meeting. I didn’t know what adventures you’d take me on, where our favorite spots would be, where [...]

The Year Of The Uncomfortable

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It started with a phone call. Goodness, that sounds dramatic, doesn’t it? But it’s true. One phone call ignited a flame within me and inspired me to take bigger leaps, to dream outside the box, to purposefully make myself consistently [...]

You’re Letting Me Leave My Mark On You

Arts Inspiration New York

Hey there, New York. It’s me again – The Tiny Dancer. We’ve made another half trip around the sun, which puts us bonded together for 3.5 years. Have you tired of me? I haven’t yet tired of you. There’s so much we have left to conquer together. [...]

A Heart’s Cravings

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A few days ago, I was listening to a podcast while commuting to work. In this particular episode, a woman described how she decided to give a kidney to a complete stranger. She mentioned that when she started her bucket list as a child, she had [...]

Dear New York, Happy Two Years

Arts Inspiration New York

Dear New York City, You’re something else, aren’t you? You never sleep, you’re constantly charged with energy, and you house a myriad of lives under the sparkle of your skyline. You present some of the greatest opportunities, some of the [...]

Dancer: The Real Definition

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I know there are many posts out there created by dancers that are used in an attempt to help the world understand who we are and what we do.  They’re wonderful, really.  I support raising awareness of this beautiful art that sometimes seems to [...]

The Transition Stage

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The transition into being a professional dancer is a perplexing one.  It’s kind of like Britney’s “not a girl, not yet a woman” but you don’t sing about it while wearing bell bottoms and standing on a cliff.  Or [...]

You Can Only Be Better Than Your Previous Self

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I don’t often talk about my struggles in dance – or in life for that matter.  Why?  Because everyone struggles with different things, and I’d rather live a positive life than one that focuses on negativity.  But sometimes I [...]

Happy One Year, NYC

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A year ago today, I showed up in Astoria with my life in a U-haul.  Also in tow was my cat – Morgan – who was coming out of sedation.  That was an experience in itself; poor Morgan. I can’t believe it’s been a year [...]

A Look Back in Time

Arts Family Inspiration New York

I had a great childhood.  I was a little blonde pipsqueak who was stubborn and goofy – a Daddy’s girl with my mom’s determination.  I guess some things never change, right?  I was never super “girly”.  I have two [...]