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What was the
inspiration for you to
become a dancer?
I have been dancing for 15 years. I started
dance when I was three with Noble Douglas,
doing modern. At age five I was doing ballet
in my primary school, Bishop Anstey Junior
When I entered Grade One ballet, my teacher
Nancy Herrera told me I could continue ballet
in the Caribbean School of Dance (CSD), and
so I did. Each time we had rehearsals for our
school show, Fantasy In Dance, I fell in love
watching the seniors of the dance school
rehearsing their parts and always prayed and
dreamed that one day I would be at their level
dancing as beautifully as they did. They were
one of my inspirations for becoming a dancer.
My ballet teachers also inspired me, because
at each grade, I was given the opportunity to
complete the Royal Academy of Dance (RAD)
examinations which made me realise I had a
lot of potential.
To my surprise, in 2012, I was asked to join
the Metamorphosis Dance Company---which
was a huge deal for me.
Now, I am living my dream as a dancer,
training amongst the seniors of both CSD and
How has it been working
with Viki Psihoyos and
I was really excited with the prospect of
Viki Psihoyos from the Balanchine Trust work-
ing with us and creating a piece for our upcom-
ing show Arise.
Having her as both a ballet teacher and a
guest choreographer was a great and helpful
experience. She really focused on improving
our ballet technique and encouraged us to
push ourselves in each class.
In addition, I enjoyed working with Roderick
Johnson, who came to choreograph a piece in
our 2013 show, Language of the Soul, which
was called Which Way is Up. At that time I
had just joined the company and was still
adapting to the change in style of dance, as
I was accustomed to only practicing ballet in
my regular classes. That particular piece con-
tained a lot of dynamic movements and
changes in mood which really challenged me
to come out of my comfort zone.
Bridgette Wilson, the main choreographer
and rehearsal director of the company, con-
tinuously amazes me with her work. Words
cannot explain how much I adore her cho-
reography. Her pieces are always filled with
so much depth and are ones that people relate
to.One of her most recent pieces---f(x)---was
probably the most challenging dance I ever
had to learn, rehearse and perform throughout
my recent years with Metamorphosis. Not
only is it long, but it requires a high amount
of energy and stamina throughout the whole
dance. You have to concentrate so much and
put yourself in the correct mindset before per-
forming it during rehearsals and more on stage.
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1 ) A
1 ) B
1. B. Con den
2. A. Mode
. C. Ad anced
4. B. Mode n
5. D. In eg a ed
6. C. Cliche
7. D. No E o
8. B. Too o d
9. C. Me a ho
1 . A. Dic ion
11. A. T ainee
12. D. No E o
1 . B. Dining
14. A. Co n e fei
15. B. P i ileged
16. C. Fo
17. B. Fo
18. D. Wi h na e
19. A. We e a ked
2 . C. Will ga he
PASSAGE -- SIX WAYS TO
MAKE MEMORIZING PO-
21. C. Li ening
22. B. The co age and abili
o e fo m fo an a dience.
2 . D. The eade i be e able
o g a and in e nali e he
24. B. Rene he blic' in e -
e in oe .
25. C. T o memo i e mall
amo n of info ma ion a a
26. B. Can be a lied o lea n-
ing o he kill .
27. A. C ea e an en i onmen
ha omo e concen a ion
and ef cienc .
28. D. To challenge he eade
o adhe e o he ad ice
29. A. S ema ic a oach.
. D. The man diffe en la -
fo m ed fo o elling
POEM -- AS WINDS THAT
BLOW AGAINST A STAR
1. C. Pa adox
2. A. Wi h con em la ion
. A. The bjec ' co n e-
4. D. Co e ed
5. C. Hi belo ed
6. B. He ed he o ical e -
7. D. Con e a ional
8. A. Con ola ion
9. D. Simile
4 . B. The bjec ' e ilience
PASSAGE - THE CHILDREN IN
DANGER FROM A LITHIUM
41. D. The dange a ocia ed
i h li hi m ba e ie and
42. C. Lack of e i ion
4 . A. The effec of inge ing
a li hi m ba e .
44. B. Wide ead e.
45. B. Conce ned.
46. D. To en i i e a en o
he dange of li hi m ba -
e ie .
47. C. S allo ing.
48. A. J i ed.
49. C. Kee li hi m ba e ie
o of he each of child en.
5 . A. Pa en a e no a a e
he child ha inge ed a ba -
POEM -- EACH DAY
51. C. S lendo .
52. A. In he mo ning
5 . D. Ble ing.
54. D. Re e ence.
55. B. The illingne o ca
he eigh of hi glo .
56. A. Hi child en a .
57. B. P a e .
58. D. Re ec fo a ho i .
59. C. Lo e fo hi eo le.
6 . A. A o nd ela ion hi .
2 ) D
2 ) B
4 ) D
4 ) D
5 ) B
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