The Dream Gig: Alvin Ailey at the Kennedy Center

This week, I lived the dream: I worked with Alvin Ailey. The Alvin Ailey Dance Company. At the Kennedy Center.

This is my wildest dream… happening.

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I saw the company perform when I was eight years old, and, to date, was one of the most inspiring shows of my life. I never truly understood – or valued – dance before that moment. I left that performance with a sense of possibility and inspiration– that humans could move in a way that was beautiful, powerful, elegant, and effortless. While it took years for me to personally¬†“find dance”, that moment in the audience was profoundly transformative for me.

And for me, that was the bulk of why I was so damn happy to land this gig. To support artists and dancers, to be a small part of that process, has always been thrilling to me. And to be able to give so much of my time and energy to such a source of inspiration to me, was just… magical.

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