Lauren Anderson “This is going to sound cheesy…Decades of classes, years of performances, hours of rehearsals, minutes of sacrifice and a lifetime of joy!!!!” Lauren Anderson is currently an instructor at Houston Ballet, In 1990, she was the first African American ballerina to become a principal for a major dance company, an important milestone in American […]Read more "Featured Profiles of Resilience: Lauren Anderson"
Misty shares the loneliness and isolation at American Ballet Theatre she endured for over a decade that gave her the fuel to become one of the most successful ballerinas of all time.Read more "Featured Profiles of Resilience: Misty Copeland"
James Whiteside “In order to reach this level of success in the dance world, I had to know my strengths and my weaknesses. If you don’t understand what you need to work on, how can you improve in those areas? I found myself studying the dancers around me, asking myself “why does it look so […]Read more "Featured Profiles of Resilience: James Whiteside"
“Being a dancer has not only shaped me physically, but also mentally and emotionally. Dance is where I have developed discipline and patience. Both my mental and physical endurance has been tested through the art of dance. Dance is not only a hobby to me, it’s my lifestyle.” Crystal Burnett, 21 Wilmington Delaware Senior, Hampton […]Read more "Profiles of Resilience: Crystal Burnett"
Daphne recalls fighting for choreographers attention and frustration with movement in her one on one with Project Resilience.Read more "Featured Profiles of Resilience: Daphne Lee"
Olivia Winston’s mother Beckie Winston shares with Project Resilience her concerns and hopes for her daughter.Read more "Featured Profiles of Resilience: Olivia Winston"
Alison Stroming of Dance Theatre of Harlem shares with us her battles with self doubt, comparing herself to others and over coming it all.Read more "Featured Profiles of Resilience: Alison Stroming"