1. What is something not too many people know about you?
This is a tough question because I tend to be a fairly open person. I guess one thing that a lot of people may not know is that I am bilingual. I took school in French from grade Primary to grade 8. Another thing is that I am trying to teach myself how to draw. I have always wanted to be able to draw so now I am teaching myself using You Tube videos.
2. What are your biggest passions or hobbies?
Well obviously my biggest passion is dance. I started dancing when I was 8 years old taking only one jazz class a week. I loved that class so much that when I was 9yo I started dancing more regularly. Initially I was really focused on acro, musical theatre and jazz but when I was 12yo I fell in love with ballet after attending a ballet summer intensive in my hometown. When I was 13yo I spent a summer at the National Ballet School of Canada and the following year I moved to NYC to train at the Joffrey Ballet School where I am currently enrolled in the Ballet Trainee Program.
3. What are your goals for the future?
My goal is to one day dance professionally in a contemporary ballet company. I also really enjoy teaching and choreography and would love to have the opportunity to share my passion for dance with others.
4. What is your definition of success?
My definition of success is waking up each day feeling happy and excited to be living the life I am living. To be excited about what I am doing and to be surrounded by people I love and care about.
5. Tell us something about some of the projects you are working on.
Most of my time presently is spent training at the Joffrey. I dance daily from 9am to 430pm, Monday-Friday. Right now we are rehearsing for a student choreography showcase that will be held in March. I am in 3 pieces one of which is a duo I choreographed with another trainee. I also do a fair amount of modelling and have a number of photo shoots planned in the coming weeks. This summer I will be heading to San Francisco to the Alonzo Lines Ballet Summer Intensive for the month of July.
Photographers: Steven Vandervelden, Tyler James, Luc Jean-Baptiste