Sunday, February 26, 2012

Tweet Tweet Tweet!

I'll be live Tweeting all through the Oscars tonight. Follow along! I banter with the best of 'em if I do say so myself. @unadevotchka!

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

See Ya

Quick update: The Transition Projects concert went fantastically! And I am now artistic director for the Spring Undergrad Concert at ASU, which is terrifying but fun! More on those things later?

What I really want to talk about is New York.

We've shifted focus in my Transition Projects class from the concert to future plans. New York has come up multiple times. I hear how hard it is to live there, how expensive and exhausting it is, how some ASU Dance alumni live there but don't dance (they just work). My teacher called moving there "a slap in the face." And so on.

Honestly? It scares the hell out of me.

But it invigorates me, too! Which kind of took me by surprise because I'm so easily scared of everything. But every time I hear about how hard it is to live there, I just want to move there EVEN MORE. I don't know...I just have a feeling that I can handle it. Oh, it'll be the hardest thing I'll ever do and I foresee many homesick nights when things get rough, but I know I can handle it. I'll be okay. I'll find a job, I'll go on auditions to meet people, I'll take class, and I will work my ass off to get choreography jobs here and there.

I'm going to make it, I know it. :)

Monday, February 6, 2012


In four days, DUCK & COVER will be performed (along with many other awesome pieces) in the Transition Projects concert at ASU. This all feels so surreal. I can't believe it's finally time for this to happen...I've watched the seniors before do it, and now it's my turn. It's been such a crazy experience--thrilling, frustrating, scary, amazing. And even though I will have a year left after this semester--the result of being on medical withdrawal for two semesters--I still feel like this concert marks the end of something. Next year, all my classmates will be gone. I can't even tell you how weird it will be without them around. I love them all so much; they are the reason I didn't just drop out of school when I got sick. I'm so happy to have gone on this ASU journey with them. Words can't describe how much I'll miss them! I'm glad Facebook is around so I can keep up with their future endeavors (I hope that doesn't sound creepy; I'm just genuinely interested in what everyone is up to!) And I'm glad that I was able to get back into school so I could experience Transition Projects with my class. It wouldn't have been the same with anyone else. (And luckily, the incoming senior class is a fun bunch so I'll still have some awesome people around.) If you are free this weekend, I highly recommend coming to see this fantastic show! It's February 10th at 5:30 PM, February 11th at 7:30 PM and February 12th at 2:00 PM.