Student Spotlight: Ana Ines Estrada

For today’s student spotlight, we are pleased to introduce Ana Ines Estrada from Princeton Dance and Theater Studio

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Ana Ines Estrada

1. Can you tell readers how you became involved with dance?

When I was little my father used to correct my hunched posture and the way I walked. When I turned 8 years old he took me to ballet school to correct it. Once I was taking classes I liked it and then, I fell in love.

2. What do you find you like best about dance class?

I like it from beginning to the end. The moment I find myself at the barre and I start the first exercise, I enjoy class.

3. What is the hardest part about dance for you?

The most difficult part of dance is attaining muscular memory and understanding and putting into practice each one of the corrections that I get every day in class and rehearsals.

4.     What advice would you give to other dancers?

This is a job that requires lots of effort and energy everyday. Yet as hard as this career may be, it is something magical and unique. Therefore, my advice is that you should have and maintain the passion, dedication, and respect for everything you dance.

5.      How has dance changed your life?

I see life in a different way. Everything I do in and outside of ballet, I try to do it the best that I can. Dance has helped me to be self-disciplined and to persevere in every situation, whether it is good, bad or difficult.

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