Hi Everyone! My name is Lina Davis and I am a pre-professional student at the Colorado Conservatory of Dance. This year I am hoping to raise money for our Production of the Nutcracker. I will be performing the following roles: Snow Queen, Lead Spanish, Demi-snow, Demi-Flower, flower and Governess.
Help me to raise money for this Magical Production and we hope to see you there!
I have always felt at home when I enter through the doors of a dance studio and for as long as I can remember, dance has been an extremely influential part of my life. Everyday, the need to fulfill my passion for dance expands into greater things. I like to think of ballet as a privilege, not a right. If you treat it like you to deserve to be there, the progress that you wish to pursue automatically dwindles down and you are only hurting yourself. Not everybody is lucky enough to experience ballet to its fullest potential. This brings me back to the question, “Why do you dance?” I dance not only because I want to, but because I need to. It is apart of me that will never be taken away, and no matter where dance takes me, it will always have a special place in my heart. I have always loved performing. The adrenaline rush from going on stage is a feeling that I have never found anywhere else. It’s a feeling that I will always cherish. Every role that I receive is considered an honor. The amount of work I put into a role does not depend on its importance in the ballet due to the fact that every role is important, or there would be no need for it to be in the ballet. Thus, the amount of hard work increases every year, no matter the role, which is what I love about performing. There is a certain expectation, and with that comes hard work, and eventually you reach your goal. In addition, with every role comes a certain responsibility. Therefore, I strive not only to become better in my technique and artistry, but also to build that responsibility for myself, so that I am prepared for any role. Performing on stage is such a privilege for me, and I never take advantage of it. It is something special that a lot of people don’t get to experience. Therefore, it’s always fun to find new things that allow me to love it even more. One of the many things that I love about dance is the amount of hard work and the challenges you have to overcome. I constantly set goals for myself, so that I have something to reach for. These goals are not just short term goals, but long term ones as well because it helps me to see improvement throughout the year. For example, I had the privilege of spending 5 weeks at Atlanta Ballet this summer. It truly was one of most rewarding experiences I have ever been apart of. It renewed my love of dance again, and it proved to me why I wish to pursue it as a career someday. It gave me a new sense of confidence and the ability to look at what I am doing wrong and fix it, rather than to just beat myself up about. You are your own best teacher, don’t let that turn into self doubt and criticism, just know that you can do it and if you aren’t able to now, you will conquer it later. Dance has proven to me that you can dream, and yes, it does come with sacrifice and countless hours of hard work, but it will payoff one day. Dance has taught me an abundance of things, whether it is being proud of what I have accomplished to practicing respect in and out of the studio. The rigor that comes with ballet has taught me how to work hard, which I am able to carry into my day to day life and is something that I am very proud of. I have become self sufficient and responsible for my progress and improvement along the way.