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We recently posted this video of Misty Copeland on our Facebook fan page, but we found it to be so inspirational, that we wanted to share it in a blog post. Misty shares her thoughts on Ballet, on what it truly means to be a “dancer”, and the type of dancer she respects the most.
“It’s not about seeing a pretty line, or an insanely arched foot, but I think that most of my favorite dancers don’t even have all of that. But they’ve taken what they have, and they’ve made it into this incredible thing, and it makes them a dancer overall, and not about their body parts. You can find a pretty body anywhere, and put them in a position, but what makes an artist an artist, or a dancer, is what they make of all of that on stage, and bring to the audience.” ~ Misty Copeland
Get ready to see some beautiful Ballet dancing, and hear some very inspirational words as well. And of course, please share this post on Facebook and Twitter.
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Ashani has been featured in Dance Magazine, as a “Media Maven”, as well as in Dance Mogul magazine, Inside Woman magazine, & Dance Studio Life magazine, in addition to various dance blogs online. She is the author and creator of the, “Finance Your Dance: How To Turn Your Passion Into Profit“ e-book and workshop, and her dance blog won the Reader’s Choice, “Top Dance Business Blog” of the year award, two years in a row. She is a leader in the field of social media and digital marketing, and is highly sought after as a dance performer and dance teacher in the New York City dance community. Ashani is on staff at the Joffrey Ballet School in New York City, and teaches Advanced Jazz classes for their Jazz & Contemporary program & Ballet program.