1. What is your history with dance in SL?
My history with creative SL dance didn’t actually start here. I found an alternative to SL (the now defunct InWorldz), and it was there that some very dear friends introduced me to the genre. I was hooked. Upon my SL return, I wandered into Starlite Theatre and thought myself very clever to figure out how to stand on a mover! However, it wasn’t long before the urge to choreograph and to learn all the tools of the trade hit me, and I haven’t looked back since.
2. What do you enjoy the most about SL dance?
I love the creative challenge of taking the twinkling of an idea – a song that is intriguing, or a story that needs to be said – and molding that idea into a series of movements and visuals that don’t exist until you make them. It’s lots of time spent in right-brain creativity, and It’s uniquely yours.
3. What do you enjoy the least about SL dance?
I have often said if I had to get on a stage in real life, I could not do this. And I struggle with it here as well. I’m great until it’s time to face the audience – and then, oh man do the nerves kick in! Like real life shaking hands / barely guide the mouse kind of nerves.
4. What has been your best experience in SL dance?
I have had some wonderful experiences in SL dance, and met some truly amazing people along the way. I’ve had the privilege of participating in many shows in other venues. I’ve also had the privilege, as an audience member, to view incredibly artistic performers all across the grid. It’s inspiring! I want to include a shout-out to Elysium however, as I’ve come to learn that they encourage all dancers, regardless they be new or seasoned. And they do so with a heartfelt grace that makes everyone feel welcome.
5. Out of all the dances you have done, which is your fave?
I struggled with this question. And I’ve concluded that I can’t pick just one. Every set that I box up, means that sometime during its creation it became my “baby” and I have an emotional tie to it. Sometimes it’s because it made me laugh – sometimes because it made me cry. But it became a piece of me. And for sets that other choreographers have invited me to dance in, I’m just pleased to be able to share in their vision. That is such a privilege.
6. What message would you like to leave for your fans?
Don’t let people discourage you… just fluff out your tutu and dance away.
7. Anything else you’d like to share?
Yes – in spite of my unfortunate choice of avatar name, I’m actually pretty introverted (yes in “reals” too!) So most times you won’t see me speaking in crowds much. But I’m great with IM’s – feel free to reach out if you ever have a question or need some help! 🙂