Hello blog world! It’s only been forever. My last post was so long ago. So much has happened and changed for me since my last post last summer. Last summer, I was able to release two dance concept videos, Wonder and Fancy. (See the links listed below). I was also able to be a part of a lot of performances and events. I was able to perform the choreography from my friends Vive, Nicole, James, and Gwen. All of the links are also listed below. These videos and performances were such a great time with talented dancers and friends. One of the performances was in the United Nations Headquarters, which was a cool experience to see the inside of the UN, where so much history has happened. I received the opportunity to teach for Epic Motion’s company classes. I taught an aggressive sass piece to Sleazy by Ke$ha. I also got to teach for Outburst’s 718 Workshop series. I taught a contemporary piece to Under - AOSOON.
In the fall, I began working as a front desk manager at BDC full time. I enrolled in an On Camera Technique class, and found out that I really enjoyed tv/film acting more than I expected to. I began searching for small opportunities in acting as well as dance opportunities. I performed with the American Tap Dance Foundation at an event called Career Transitions for Dancers’ Annual Gala. I performed with Vive again in his concept video, A Williamsburg Story. I also received the opportunity to teach for Each One Teach One’s workshop series in the Bronx. I taught a piece to Higher - Jhene Aiko. I was able to find sporadic sub opportunities to pull in extra money. I moved into my current apartment with my friend Kaily, and I love where I’m at right now. I was able to find coverage for work, and got to go home and spend Thanksgiving with my family. It was a great break from the fast-paced city life and slow down and relax. In December, Project D hosted Prelude EC in New Jersey. It was a blast to see the community all in the same place. Little did I know at the time, but that was my last performance with PD. Due to my schedule and finances, I took a break from PD. I miss them a lot, but luckily, they have pushed themselves so hard this season and have been more successful than they have been in a long time and I could not be more proud of them.
To bring in the new year, I got the opportunity to see the ball drop in Times Square live after a hotel pregame party. It was so much fun to be in the middle of everything and was a great way to start off my year right. I almost did not go that night due to feeling sick that morning, but I didn’t know the next time I will get that opportunity in my life, so I fought through and went anyways. Unfortunately for me, that was not just a small cold I felt that morning. I had Bronchitis that turned into Bronchial Spasms. Since it became a lung problem, the doctors put me on a lot of antibiotics, steroids, and an inhaler, which I have never in my life had to use before. January was a long month without dance, working out, or socializing for basically the entire time. On the last day of January, I was able to take my first class of 2015. I took ballet and hip-hop. It was a great day of dance, even though my cough was still aggressive and persistent.
Frogshops by 2sdays brought me into teach a workshop. I taught a contemporary piece to Kiss Me - Ed Sheeran. I have gotten a lot of small opportunities here and there to teach closed workshops, sub for friends, and choreograph small events. I am still fighting for every little opportunity I can get to share, teach, and perform any time I can. My biggest struggle at the moment is trying to decide what I want to pursue. I need to be versatile in my training. Check. But trying to decide exactly what my long term goals for my dance career are. Not Check. I go back and forth every day about what I want to pursue. Broadway? Hip-Hop? Contemporary? I love so many different styles of dance it kills me to try to decide exactly what I want from this dance life. My schedule is a little hectic with a lot of work hours at the moment, but it allows me to train at one of the best dance studios in the world, so I am very thankful for that. Sorry again that it has been so long since I have posted. I will try to keep up with this blog more, for myself and for anyone who is interested in reading. Thank you for reading!! :)
My Video Presentations:
Amy Connerley | Wonder - Naughty Boy ft. Emeli Sandé
Amy Connerley | Fancy - Iggy Azalea ft. Charli XCX
My Class Footage:
Amy Connerley | Kiss Me - Ed Sheeran
Amy Connerley Oct2014 @jheneaiko
Under | Amy Connerley | 718 Workshop Series
EPIC Motion Company Class | Amy Connerley | "Sleazy" by Kesha
Project D - Prelude EC 2014 [OFFICIAL FRONTROW]
Leikeli47 - They Got Hate (Choreography by Gwen Potter)
Vivake Khamsingsavath | "Sing" by Ed Sheeran
Little Dragon- Shuffle a Dream (Choreography by Gwen Potter)
On the Block by James Alonzo White
Coffee Drip | Nicole Calabrese Choreography
"Haunted" Beyonce Choreography by Vivake Khamsingsavath
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