My Week In A Nutshell

Over the last couple of months I’ve been working so much I haven’t had the chance to get involved with the wider dance community.  So this week, I decided to take myself to an open dance class at Marrickville studio Triple Menace. Open class is a great opportunity for seasoned dancers to brush up on their skills, performance and really reconnect with themselves as a dancer, and this particular class was taught by the talented Marko Panzic – Director of The Dream Dance Company.

 I hadn’t been to an open class in two months, so jumping in was a little nerve-wracking to start with. But naturally, I came out feeling stimulated and inspired. One of the things I love so much about class is the energy of the other dancers around you. There was so much talent in the room, and it was refreshing to be surrounded by it.

Class is a great way to observe other dancers and their individual styles. I think it’s important for all professional dancers to keep going to open class no matter how long they’ve been working in the industry – as I’ve said in the past, a dancer should never stop perfecting their craft.

 I also had the pleasure this week of shooting with the extremely talented photographer and dear friend of mine, Tré Koch. We shot in a sunny little studio in Chippendale and he took some amazing frames for my portfolio. What I love about Tré is his understated direction and the way he brings out creativity and beauty in his subjects. He always makes me feel comfortable and that’s why he’s my go-to photographer.

Speaking of shoots, I’m working on a little post at the moment about how to find confidence in front of the lens. Keep an eye out for that piece next week, and until then Happy Monday, lovers.