Home from the first leg of K+C Celebrates Bernstein and what an adventure it has been! Three weeks. Six Shows. Two school shows. Three master classes. And so many good stories. This was my first full tour of my professional career and could not have asked for a better experience. The theaters and audience members made us feel so welcome and appreciated. I got to see friends and family in almost every city from LA to Denver. However, I loved getting to know the Rapid City, SD community. I didn’t think of this area as a place where dance could thrive but these people LOVE dance and appreciate it for all it is.
After that particular show, I went into the lobby to thank our promoters for bringing us in and met the sweetest little boy. He looked like a mini Bruno Mars complete with stylish hat and bow tie. He asked me for my autograph and his mom told me that he wanted to be a professional dancer when he grew up too. It was one of the most fulfilling moments of my life as a performer. I want to inspire kids, especially young boys, to find a love for dance encourage them to follow their passions too.
Overall this tour reminded me of how lucky I am to do what I love. I’m coming onto my 3 year anniversary as a professional and feeling grateful and inspired to continue on this journey. I’m back in NYC for a little downtime BUT it won’t last long… heading back to Houston in a couple weeks to teach again.