Dance

58th Entry, November 15th, 2016

Last week was all about the music! I spent almost every evening at Dizzy’s Jazz Club at the Time Warner Center in Columbus Circle. My friends in a Jazz department were playing a show every night, and I went out to support them! Luckily, Dizzy’s is a stone’s throw away from Juilliard, and a short subway ride from my apartment.

My days s...

57th Entry, October 28th, 2016

This is a special entry about a very special performance. As I mentioned in the last post, my class was invited to perform at New York City Center’s Fall For Dance Festival. It was a thrill to walk to the theater on the first day of tech rehearsals; City Center sits directly across the street from Carnegie Hall! On the first day at the theate...

56th Entry, October 14th, 2016

When I looked at my agenda last Sunday night, I realized I was rehearsing every night and I immediately scheduled an appointment with my masseuse for Friday night after my final rehearsal. I must say it was the best decision I made all week! Monday was the first day of our New Dances rehearsal process. Yes you’re right- I am rehearsing last y...

55th Entry, October 11th, 2016

It’s officially October! This past week marked the beginning of a lot of new and exciting things. Every Monday morning, we have a Stagecraft class. We trade our dancewear and eye shadow for headsets and wrenches. We learn about the different responsibilities of stage managers, lighting and sound designers, and other backstage positions becaus...

54th Entry, October 6th, 2016

The weeks have been fuller than ever, and it’s still September! Last week, I went home to celebrate my brother’s 19th birthday. It was great to recharge and visit my family before (another!) busy week. On Monday afternoon, all of my rehearsals were canceled (completely unheard of) and I decided to visit the Museum of Modern Art. I was require...

53rd Entry, October 1st, 2016

I’m only two weeks into this school year and I’m blown away by how much has happened in the past week. Let’s begin at the beginning. Rehearsals with Brian Brooks and his company have been exciting and productive. As you could imagine, rehearsing a 30-person piece could be a nightmare. However, all 30 of us are so focused and present that we a...

52nd Entry, September 21st, 2016

I feel like I’ve been a Junior at Juilliard for at least a semester, but it’s only been one week! I’ve been so busy! We kicked off the year with the annual Convocation ceremony followed by a picnic in Lincoln Center. President Polisi and Dean Guzelimian gave speeches and recognized the loss of a great Juilliard alumnus, Robin Williams. Presid...

51st Entry, September 1st, 2016

I haven’t forgotten about you! I’ve had some pretty wild things going on in the past month or so. About a month ago, one morning I called in sick to work because I thought I had food poisoning from the sushi I had for lunch the day before. I have very high pain tolerance, (as most dancers do) so I figured that my stomachache would pass and I ...

45th Entry May 23rd 2016

It’s the final countdown! Seven more days of school are left! These last days are jam packed! I received an e-mail that ESPN Argentina was coming to visit Juilliard and film some of my class. I was asked to be interviewed along with two of my classmates! On Friday afternoon, I sat down with an ESPN Argentina producer, and was filmed as I answere...

44th Entry May 17th 2016

Perhaps last Tuesday evening was one of the most exciting nights of this year. As a Student Ambassador, I invited to the bi-annual Juilliard Gala. The Office of Development (the office that is in charge of running the gala) needed two male and two female dancers to attend. Do you know why? Well, they needed people on the dance floor to get the e...

46th Entry May 9th 2016

Just because this is my last week of classes, doesn’t mean that things are cooling down any time soon. I just had the final Student Ambassador meeting of the year. It was a catered lunch in the President’s Board room with President Polisi and Dean Guzelimian, along with the other Student Ambassadors. We discussed the highlights of the past schoo...

43rd Entry May 5th 2016

This week flew by! The days may seem long, but the weeks go by so quickly! It’s finally feeling like Spring here. There’s always a lot to do in New York City, but when it starts to stay light out longer and the weather is warmer, there are endless possibilities! The Tribecca Film Festival opened last weekend, and Central Park is packed with what...