When I graduated high school, I received a full-tuition scholarship to college. After deciding to pursue a Bachelor’s degree at the University of South Florida, I found myself searching for the same sense of belonging I’d always felt with the ballet community. I am always looking for additional ways to express myself, so choosing English as my major satisfied both the intellectual and creative side of me. The most asked question I get is what I can do with an English degree. Well, starting a blog is one answer!
When my studio cancelled the rest of our season due to COVID-19, I was left sorting through unresolved emotions because what else is there to do in quarantine besides reflect, right? Dancers can take all the virtual ballet barres in the world, but it will never be the same as taking class in a studio, with your friends. If I couldn’t express my emotions through dance, I had to find another outlet. That’s when the idea came to me- a blog! I didn’t want it to just be a blog about my personal life, however. I wanted it to be interactive, so I decided to incorporate vlogging!
My goal in creating Talking Pointes is to create a “unity in our community,” as our Artistic Director always says. I want to create a platform that helps dancers find comfort in the uncomfortable topics. I want to provide the advice and information that aspiring dancers need to hear, but I can’t do it alone. By bringing in different guests, my hope is to bring you, the ballet community, the answers you have been looking for. I hope you enjoy Talking Pointes and if you have any requests or suggestions, please reach out to me! I’d love to hear from you.