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We sat down with two of our repertory company members to ask them all about being a young artist, pre-show rituals, and more. Each month, we'll be interviewing two different Flight Path dancers. Read the full interview with Tobi and Nicole here, and get to know the rest of this season's company and how you can sponsor a year's tuition here.
Meditation at Inscape Meditation Studio
 
March is mindfulness month at Flight Path. We are so excited to be taking a trip to Inscape Meditation Studio for a private, guided meditation in The Dome (pictured above). Staying healthy means more than training and exercise, and we can't wait to get our minds in shape in this beautiful, peaceful space. Read more about Inscape here.
Calling all New York dancers ages 14-18!
 
Our 2020/2021 repertory company audition is Sunday, May 17th from 12-4pm at Gibney 280 in Studio H. Auditioning dancers will learn choreography from the company's repertory and be assessed on technique and movement quality, followed by a brief interview with members of the artistic staff. Open to all dancers ages 14-18. RSVP here.
A Panel of Professional Artists on Life in the Performing Arts
 
Join us on Saturday, April 4th from 2-3:30pm at Gibney 280 for a candid conversation with professional artists, all about the pursuit of a career in the performing arts and the challenges of being a young artist. Stay tuned for the announcement of our exciting panelists in the coming days! This is a free, public event with limited seats. RSVP here.

As a young dancer, I was taught that falling out of a relevé, even during class, was not an option. I was told to never, ever give up on it. "Die for it," my ballet master used to say.

I used to love, even dream, of being immersed in dance every day. But after 10 years of pushing myself beyond my limits as a full-time dancer, something started happening to me internally. My vision would get blurry, my body felt like I was spinning, and my ears would ring.

I did what I always did—I ignored the warning signs and pushed through it. I never wanted to look weak or incapable as a dancer, even if I was in a lot of pain. Even if I felt like I was going to pass out.

I began feeling this way every day. From what I can remember, that was when I started blacking out while I was dancing.

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Flight Path Dance Project is a fiscally sponsored member of New York Live Arts, Inc., a nonprofit tax-exempt organization. Contributions in support of Flight Path Dance Project‘s work are greatly appreciated and may be made payable to New York Live Arts, Inc., earmarked for “the New York Live Arts member project of Flight Path Dance Project.”
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