Despite a lifelong struggle with failing vision and the political conspiracy that have defined post-revolutionary Cuba, Alonso returned to her beloved land and founded the Ballet Nacional de Cuba and created the island's first dance school. At the age of eight, when she took her first dance lesson, she recalled to www.spain-alive.com, "I knew that I was going to love it more than anything in my life." That love has pushed her through six decades of dance. Born Alicia Ernestina de la Caridad del Cobre Martinez Hoya on December 21, 1921 (though some sources say it was 1917); Alonso was the youngest of four children. Her father, Antonio Martinez, was an officer in the Cuban army and her mother, Ernestina Hoya, was a homemaker.
Debbie Allen Biography Deborrah Kaye Allen was born on January 16, 1950, in Houston, Texas. Allen is an actress, choreographer, dancer, director, and producer. She was three when she began dancing and by the age of four she was determined to be a professional performer, which lead to her parents enrolling her in dance classes at the age of five. Allen's parents divorced in 1957, leaving her mother Vivian as the main provider and caregiver for Debbie and her siblings. In 1960, Vivian took Debbie and her siblings to live with her in Mexico.
I remember standing behind the curtain backstage whispering to myself and collecting my thoughts. My heart would be racing and my stomach would be filled with excitement, it was such a thrilling adventure. This was my experience twice a year as a member of a community musical theatre group. I spent most of my free time as a child in a rehearsal hall. Three nights a week my mom, sisters and I would attend rehearsals for our spring or winter production.
Donyea Martin Period 4 Personal Narrative Last summer my dance studio and I went to Velocity Dance Convention Nationals in Las Vegas. After weeks of practicing until my legs started to shake and my lips turned blue, I felt my team was confident and prepared for a full week of non-stop dancing. The venue of Velocity was the Plant Hollywood Hotel and Casino. On entering the hotel I immediately sensed the glamour and glitz as the light reflected off the enormous crystal chandelier. As I regain my focus from being astounded, I noticed the hotel was filled with hundreds of dancers with their noses jammed high in the air.
Hi my name is Christina Marie Hernandez and I was born on October 17th, 1990. I am currently 21 years of age I have lived in Long Beach, CA my whole entire life. I have 4 sisters and two brothers. I graduated from Woodrow Wilson Classical High School in Spring of 2009. Ever since my sophomore year of high school I’ve wanted to be a dancer.
Hey, I'm sure you are wondering what this letter is all about. The truth of the matter is I need your help. I'm a Disney girl at heart I've been in love with it pretty much since the day I was born. On top of this my new found love is Colorguard. I invest hundreds of hours a year into it, and every two years I get the opportunity to take a trip with my highschool marching band to somewhere special.
Sasha Cohen http://people.famouswhy.com/sasha_cohen/ Sasha Cohen was born on October 26, 1984 in Westwood, California. As a small child, Sasha Cohen was involved in many activities such as art, dance, and sports. Sasha Cohen has continued her interest in these activities and has taken up many new ones including ice skating and rock climbing. Biography and Career : At age five, Sasha Cohen began gymnastics and progressed to level 5. At the suggestion of a friend, Sasha Cohen tried ice skating for the first time.
This wasn't any regular cheer competition, this was the Special Olympics and this was my first time volunteering as a Unified Partner. It was my Senior year in high school. Thinking back I never would have thought I would be faced with the amazing opportunities that came to me during the school year. Just before I was making my schedule my principal approached me and asked me to become a Peer Mentor. She explained that I would be tutoring freshman and helping them with their school work for two class periods a day.
During the end of the first day of sophomore year I remember walking into the room "eight-zero-one" at my high school and thinking "why would the counselors give me a chorus class?" I didn't think of myself as a singer. I mean, playing piano for twelve year has been a great experience and I have always strived to achieve excellence in all classes, activities and groups to which I belong; but singing? I can only remember singing in the shower and occasionally to my dogs. As I took a seat, the chorus direction, Ms. Morrow, introduced herself and began to teach us how to read music.
Shontel Harris Conquering Cosmetology School Growing up as a child I had so many dreams and desires. My biggest desire was to become a licensed cosmetologist. I’ve always had a passion for doing hair, as a child I spent countless hours playing with Barbie dolls. I decided to start cosmetology school in my junior year of high school. I didn’t know how I was going to conquer this task, because I worked part time in the evenings after school.