To Dance

When I danced, I discovered me.  I was young, nineteen and eager to grow, to break out of my fears and self abuse.  I have never called myself a dancer, its like saying I play professional basketball on weekends.  I didn’t have the commitment or the dexterity, but I did dance.


I am an actor who was afraid to let go.  I didn’t want to be seen as much as I longed for the spotlight.  My body was my enemy, no it was my mind.  I believed I wasn’t good or capable enough.

And then I danced!

I took a leap of faith and shared my body with the world; peers and teachers, children and parents, strangers and friends.  Movement spoke to me in visions of shapes and sounds in my head.  Pictures on stage, a choreography of emotions flowing through bodies.

I was in awe.  Inspired.  Intrigued.  I danced with amateurs and professionals; I studies and learned…to breathe!

I learned that my body is an instrument, a gift.  A gift I learned to share, its wisdom calling out to the world…”I’m OK…you can see me now.  I’m here!”

And again…I danced.


Author: Personal Coach and Artist

Certified Meditation Coach & Facilitator, Acting Coach (The Grounded Actor), Expressive Arts Coach, Theatre Director & Vice President of the Board of The Players (a historic theatrical club on Gramercy Park in NYC)

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