We didn’t always win, though. When I first began dancing and entering competitions, everybody got a medal so there really was no competition. What I like to call the “middle years”, age 9-12, we were not very good at all. It seemed as though everyone else was progressing with new techniques and costumes while we were stuck doing 90’s dance moves and wearing costumes from the olden days. It was around this time when my dance teacher began travelling around the world to attend workshops put on by professional dancers.
I one day came across a video of a choreographer by the name of Wade Robinson and my jaw hit the floor. The way this man moved to different types of music made me instantly feel like dancing, not to mention I thought maybe that could be me one day. Ever since than I grew a love for watching a variety of choreographers, mainly hip-hop ones and I would re-watch their videos over and over again. Soon after I would mirror these videos I have watched and just dance in the mirror for hours without paying attention to the time that had passed by. My mom soon noticed after catching me multiple times, mainly because I was really shy at the time that dance was something I was extremely interested in and soon after signed me up for beginner classes.
She became a perfect ballerina after she entered the ballet school. Anna created her own ballet company and went on world tour. Anna Pavlova had more than three thousand ballet performances. Vaslav Nijinsky (1890-1950) Vaslav Nijinksy was a Russian ballet dancer who was known as one of the most talented male ballet dancer. He was known
This marked the beginning of her journey. Gymnastics was Gabrielle’s passion because she literally ate, breathed, and slept about becoming an Olympic champion. Later on in life, Gabrielle was presented the opportunity to go to her favorite Olympic coach’s camp, however, it wasn’t as easy to receive the opportunity. Gabby asked her mother to move with the rest of the family to another state that happened to be hours away. Her mother refused because her mom wasn’t capable of affording to just pick up and move.
She promptly answered the unasked question. -You’ll grow too tall to ever be a professional ballerina, you have pointy knees,- who had ever noticed it? -and you look way too clumsy. You really thought someone like you could dance?- In spite of the teacher’s meanness and how confused I felt, too confused to even feel offended, I smiled at her, just slightly. At the time I didn’t know how to act if not gently, and gently I answered.
My mother is Carolina Fuentes and my father is Ignacio López. Both graduated from business administration. Both are very successful people that had to work hard to get exactly where they are. I admired them so much. At the age of 6, I got the good news that I was having a sister.
It was hard enough to get a girl to look at me, let alone get her to embark on a wild, ferocious journey into a jungle of streamers and crazy beasts that may or may not end in broken bones and a dislocated hip—a journey more commonly known as a high school dance. I succeeded though. With proper preparation and completion of certain steps, it can be done. My hope and dream is that, through my story and experience, I may be a help to my fellow men who wish to accomplish the seemingly impossible and get that special girl to say yes. Asking a girl to a dance is like walking on an icy lake, one bad step and
They were saying my name. I froze. I heard each word they said. “She is such a bad dancer.” “The only reason she has good roles is because she is the favorite.” “She is annoying.” “Why does she think she is so good?” “The group would be better without her.” My stomach sinking, I felt a wave of embarrassment. Suddenly they looked over and their eyes locked with mine, filled with the beginnings of tears.