HELSINGØR / dancer /2014
I grew up in a very artsy family. Our home was always alive, my dad would either play his instruments or records, and my mom used to be a dancer and now an art teacher would paint and do crafts together with me and my sister growing up. My artistry and creativity was always encouraged and supported. I was put in dance class when was 2 years old and I haven’t stopped dancing ever since.
On my 16th birthday my mom, uncle and sister took me to Copenhagen to see the Alvin Ailey dance company from New York. I had never seen a dance company perform live before and I was super excited. At the time I was still only dancing as a hobby and took classes at local dance schools in my hometown Helsingborg, Sweden. The performance was about 2 hours long with an intermission, and I remember that I was sitting on the edge of my seat by the end of the first act, wanting to see more and completely mesmerised by the dancers and the creations presented on stage. The last piece was “Revelations” created by Mr. Ailey himself, a traditional closing piece. And I was so amazed by the imagery and scenery and how the dancers conveyed such emotion and character in this piece. When we later left the theatre I was still high on this feeling and got the sudden aspiration that I too wanted to be able to move people the way I was moved by the dance. After this I started choreographing and dancing in multiple productions at local theatres and teach classes at my old dance schools. Then, 2 years ago I decided to move to Stockholm to study a bachelors in dance. I have 2 more years to go and then I can officially call myself a professional dancer!