1. What is your history with dance in SL?
I guess you can say my history with dance in SL began back in 2006 when I first entered SL, and discovered the world of music and clubs on my first avatar. As time went on I became a host and eventually a Model for Boulevard and Opium but I never lost my love for dance.
Frolic Mills approached me about an idea he had with using models during the halftime show of MVW and other Fashion shows as away of appealing to the audience. We spoke of different ideas and what to do to make it more spectacular and flashy. He asked me to choreograph a dance number or two. This was the birth of Models in Motion. There were no fancy sets as there are today. No spectacular particles and flashing lights rezzed everywhere. All I had to go on was my Runway and my choreography, with my small group of models, who also were good friends of mine. They just happened to believe in me, and believed in what I was trying to do. There was no Spot On or Rez Boxes. Instead I was using Huddles. With everything being timed exactly right.
After about two years I had to take a break due to health reasons. When I came back to SL in 2015 I was to discover a whole new dance world. Nothing was the same as I had left it. The technology had jumped and I had no idea what I was doing. Honestly it was all foreign to me but I still loved one thing… to dance… to create… to feel the music as it creates stories for people to enjoy. I might be back at square one learning all over again, but I am enjoying this journey into wonderland…
2. What do you enjoy the most about SL dance?
That there is always something new around every corner… SL Dance is truly falling down the rabbit hole into Alice’s wonderland.. You never know what you will get when the curtain is drawn.
3. What do you enjoy the least about SL dance?
I think the thing I enjoy the least about SL dance is when Dancers, Choreographers, producers and directors all forget that no matter what we all are equal. We all started the same. We all have the same frustrations and the same headaches… and no one is greater or better than the other and should be willing to help each other, not put on airs and attitudes and make others feel less. So often we see and encounters so many who do just this.
4. What has been your best experience in SL dance?
There have been to many to describe. There are so many really good people here in SL Dance. People with true hearts of gold…
5. Out of all the dances you have done or participated in, which is your fave?
I honestly don’t have a favorite. I love all of my dances. Each one of my dances holds a piece of me. I spend hours, days sometimes weeks, listening to a song, so i can visualize a set in my head. I will put the song on my itunes and stick my ear buds on and just go for a walk listening to it over and over on repeat. I want to feel the song. Not simply hear it, but feel it.
6. What message would you like to leave for your fans or the dance community?
Believe not only in yourself, but each other. We are more than a simple community. We are a family. We bind each other into a solid entity that is shared through dance and music.