Q: Where are you from? A: I was raised in Hacienda Heights, California. I started school in Taiwan. I grew up in Santa Barbara at UCSB. I found my life in New York, New York
Q: What is your favorite ice cream? A: Mint Chip and Mocha
Q: What is one interesting fact about you? A: I sailed around the world when I was 19 and on my adventures I rented a moped for $8 in Vietnam, went sky-diving in South Africa, spent two days in a hut in India and went to a futbol match in Rio.
Q: How did you start dancing? A: My parents forced me to go to Saturday Chinese School and I fought them until I found the dance classes there, where I was introduced to Chinese Folk dance.
Q: What inspires you? A: Beautiful things catch my eye. Great music can shift my mood. I pay attention and what I see and hear inspire me.
Q: Who is your ‘artist crush’? A: Michael Jackson, despite everything else he moved and inspired people to be dancers and singers
Q: Top three people you want to dance for. A: Larry Keigwin, Madonna, Benjamin Levy (people that move people and will move me)
Q: How do you prepare on the day of a performance? A: I make sure I sleep well (which is sometimes hard because of the excitement), eat a good breakfast, check to see if I have everything I need for the performance, warm up and most importantly breathe and focus my energy.
Q: Besides dance, what do you do? A: I love to travel and find adventure. I am also fascinated with photography and fashion.
Q: What is your favorite saying? (Example; everything happens for a reason?) A: Be clear for what you ask for.
Q: What advice do you have for up and coming dancers in NYC? A: Make your own rules and just be authentic in what you do. You never know what a choreographer is looking for, so just be true to yourself and don’t be too hard on yourself. Be conscious of the choices you make, the people you associate yourself with and even the people you work for. Don’t dance or take a job for the fame or reputation, take it because it will help you grow as an artist.
*’ Unveil the Cast’ is a weekly blog entry that tells the story of one of our cast members. Learn about the mask they created as well as their hobbies and interests and how long they have been a fierce dancer. Be sure to buy a ticket to our show and do not miss this opportunity to see us in action!