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I Am A Dancer
Miami
An online journal featuring multicultural dancers.
Interests: Dance
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Introduce Yourself My name is Brandon Rachal and I'm 22 years old born and raised in Los Angeles. I'm currently finishing up my last year at USC studying drama/musical theatre. I started liturgical dance when I was about 16 at my church with a group called "Living Sacrifices," and realized... Continue reading
Posted Dec 6, 2012 at helloiamadancer
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Introduce Yourself My name is Katara Phelps. I am 24 years old and I am from Tampa, Fla. I started training at the age of 9 at Firethorn Dance School in Temple Terrace, Fla. I decided to take a break because I did not look like everyone in my class... Continue reading
Posted Dec 4, 2012 at helloiamadancer
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This is an excerpt from an article written by Virginia Johnson for the Huffington Post: Once again a different perspective on the art form will enliven the field, but the absence of role models is not the only reason ballet remains so pale. The high cost of training for a... Continue reading
Posted Dec 3, 2012 at helloiamadancer
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Recognized as one of today's best modern dancers, Dwana Smallwood was living the dream as a performer in the world-famous Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater in New York City. However, she then decided to answer a new calling and become director of student affairs at the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy... Continue reading
Posted Nov 28, 2012 at helloiamadancer
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I love to hear about new and innovative dance companies around the world. M Today, we bring to you Neo Ballet of London. Neoballet’s multinational dancers defy the boundaries of the conventional ballet performance, putting emphasis on a dramatic characterization revealing the true essence of neo-classical ballet infused by Tango,... Continue reading
Posted Nov 27, 2012 at helloiamadancer
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Introduce Yourself: My name is Adam Parson and I am the Artistic Director/Choreographer of Commonality Dance Company. I've been fortunate as a dancer to have travelled around the world performing and doing jobs for The White House, Power Rangers, Prince, Monica and working with choreographers Marguerite Derricks, Jamie King and... Continue reading
Posted Nov 26, 2012 at helloiamadancer
Stephanie Imbornone, one of our Facebook fans, submitted this video of her latest project. Share your thoughts and show some love. Director: Stephanie Imbornone Choreography & Dancers: Stephanie Imbornone and Tony Tucker Director of Photography & Editing: Chelsea Blackmore Music: Chris Brown "Don't Judge Me" Continue reading
Posted Nov 14, 2012 at helloiamadancer
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I'm a bit intrigued with dance photography. Oh Snap are images I captured of gracious dancers who lent their time to me. Enjoy. Continue reading
Posted Nov 13, 2012 at helloiamadancer
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photo by Michael Litvak Photography Sasha Caicedo was born and raised in Miami, Florida. She trained at New World School of the Arts for both the high school and college BFA program. Since moving to San Francisco, California, Sasha continues her passion and takes the stage at any chance; dancing... Continue reading
Posted Oct 2, 2012 at helloiamadancer
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Today's post comes from Rod Davis, artistic director of Genesis Dance Company in Miami, Fl. Davis has taught dance in South Florida's inner city communities for two decades. We hope to occasionally feature issues and ideas from professionals in the dance world. ---------- By Rod Davis The most common words... Continue reading
Posted Oct 1, 2012 at helloiamadancer
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Introduce Yourself: Rivkins Christopher. 24-years old. Miami Fl. I started training at the age of 14 at Dr. Michael M Krop Senior High. Soon after I started training at the Miami Conservatory. I spent one summer at the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater summer intensive 2005. I am currently attending... Continue reading
Posted Sep 17, 2012 at helloiamadancer
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Introduce Yourself My name is Carlos Garland. I'm 24 and was raised in Jacksonville Florida. I started dance at the age of 13 at Lavilla School of the Arts. Originally practicing theatre, I was brought into dance through a bet by a friend in the 7th grade. I graduated from... Continue reading
Posted Jul 27, 2012 at helloiamadancer
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Introduce Yourself My name is Gregory Blackmon. I'm currently in the process of moving from Michigan to Chicago. My dance experience has been quite complicated over the past 5 years with lots of ups and a lot of downs. That's all I'll say. What inspires you? I'm inspired by a... Continue reading
Posted Jul 24, 2012 at helloiamadancer
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Introduce Yourself I am Patricia Carby. I' m 21 years old from Miami, Fl. I'm now living in New York. As for dance experience, I have been dancing since the age of 5 and was exposed to various dance styles mostly African,hip-hop, and liturgical. I started technically training in ballet... Continue reading
Posted Jul 24, 2012 at helloiamadancer
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Introduce Yourself Hello my name is Jeffrey Ware and im 23 years old. I currently live in New York. I'm originally from Los Angeles where I began my training at the Debbie Allen Dance Academy. From there I went on to continue my studies at several summer intensives which include,... Continue reading
Posted Jul 22, 2012 at helloiamadancer
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Teen ballerina Michaela DePrince. Continue reading
Posted Jul 5, 2012 at helloiamadancer
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Introduce yourself: My name is Namona Lewin, I am 26 years old, and I currently reside in Miramar, Florida. I began dancing at the age 7 at my local church in Miami, Florida, but my formal training began at the age of 8 at the Rose of Sharon Liturgical Dance... Continue reading
Posted Jun 8, 2012 at helloiamadancer
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After reading the Huffington Post's latest article, The Poorest Art: Dance and Money by Lightsey Darst what do you think? Here is an excerpt: I've come to a conclusion about dance and money: if dancers did not sometimes sleep with rich people, American dance as we know it would cease... Continue reading
Posted Jun 6, 2012 at helloiamadancer
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Introduce Yourself My name is Lacey Thomas, I am 21 years old and I am from New York. I am currently a member of the Professional Training Program at the Dance Theatre of Harlem. It was almost like love at first sight except with the Dance Theatre of Harlem Company... Continue reading
Posted Jun 4, 2012 at helloiamadancer
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Meet Michaela DePrince, a classically trained dancer who says she plans to break down the color barriers in ballet. Some day, she said, she hopes to perform the role of White Swan. The 17-year-old competitive dancer is one of the stars of the upcoming ballet documentary, “First Position,” at the... Continue reading
Posted May 21, 2012 at helloiamadancer
"I'm so glad my toenail fell off," I've heard that one. "Does this corn look normal to you?" What do you guys think? Did this miss any? Continue reading
Posted May 18, 2012 at helloiamadancer
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Culture Spot LA profiled Los Angeles Ballet’s Christopher McDaniel. He has a very moving story. Ballet dancer Christopher McDaniel was raised from birth by his single grandmother in East Harlem when his drug-dependent mother was deemed unfit. His father was incarcerated during most of McDaniel’s childhood. Though the boy loved... Continue reading
Posted May 17, 2012 at helloiamadancer
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Introduce Yourself My name is Alexandra MacLean, I’m 22 and I’m native to Nova Scotia Canada, and currently live in New York City. I’m a graduate of the Ailey/Fordham BFA program and have danced with Opera Nova Scotia and Out Of Proportion Dance Theater in Canada. I graduated from the... Continue reading
Posted May 16, 2012 at helloiamadancer
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Last week we profiled dance media pro Ashani Mfuko and today she shares with us her top social media tips for dancers and dance companies. Take notes! She says, "Through my company, Kiner Enterprises Inc., I help dance artists and entrepreneurs reach their professional and business goals, through strategic marketing... Continue reading
Posted May 15, 2012 at helloiamadancer