Throughout our tour we have been meeting with art students in various cities. Schools have extended invitations to the company, and welcome us into their large auditoriums. Each school purchases hundreds of tickets for their students to attend our performances – education goes beyond the school walls and allows students to be exposed to different cultures. I have had the privilege to meet the teachers, school principals, and the most passionate students in those schools. They are all quite humble, and thoroughly excited to hear our advice, listen to our words and observe our demonstrations.
What we experience beyond the stage with these kids is priceless! Some of them haven’t even heard of some iconic and historical names of dance legends, and it feels wonderful to give them a little bit more to learn. We are hoping they take this further, and use our connection as the inspiration to follow their dreams, as I was so fortunate to do.