In the next four years, I plan to keep my dance major and really focus and improve my technique and performance quality. There are many aspects of my dancing that could be improved and I know that I have the tools to accomplish this here at SMU. As well, I plan to pursue a minor in fashion media.
After graduation, I will begin the exciting journey of searching for a job performing with a professional company. While I know that this will be difficult and the competition will be fierce, I feel that my four years at SMU will definitely give me the edge I need to succeed in auditions. Being in a competitive program that holds auditions for roles and has a rigorous performance schedule will strongly prepare me for my future. I plan to travel to many cities after graduation to participate in as many auditions as possible and find a job quickly to start my career as a dancer.
I realize that a dancer’s career can end after a very short period of time, so after I dance professionally I hope to work in the dancewear design industry, creating new and better options for classwear for dancers. Because my family is already in the dancewear business, I know that this is a definite option for me and it’s something that I’m really interested in. As well, I have a passion for teaching dance to young students who can’t afford to take dance classes. I would like to someday start an organization that serves this purpose. Through either of these career paths, I would still be heavily involved with dance and would never let that passion sizzle away or burn out. I know that dance will always hold a very special place in my life and I never want to see that change. I’m confident that it will follow me for the rest of my life and that I will end up in a career that deals with dancers on a daily basis.