One of my goals, even before beginning a professional career, has always been to change the demoralized, objectified and caricatured images of African-American women by reminding young ladies from more challenged environments, that they too can command poise, grace, elegance and beauty - they can be beautiful swans. As a professional ballet dancer, I used my passion as a vehicle to get this message across. Like many others may have experienced, the need for such positive self-imagery amongst young African-American women is greatly needed. A need which also transcends ballet.
Art inspires, edifies and unites. A community without art is broken, unrealized.