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Company Blog: Alexander

NYDC dancer Alexander reflects on his experience of the first NYDC residency of 2016-17

You start the week feeling nervous, worried and excited, all wrapped up into one. From the moment you step into the studio, the hard work begins. Dancing from 9am-6pm every day. Doing something you love is one of the best feelings you can have. Though apart from that joy and love you still feel worried about being away from home, and nervous that you will be the only one who is worried, but the atmosphere you arrive in welcomes you to everything and makes you feel at home.

…By the fifth day you are tired, ache and all in all feeling shattered. It really tests your commitment to dance and how much you are willing to give. Because the professionalism you have to carry out if one of the hardest things to do, you have to remember you were picked for a reason, and that was because the Guest Artistic Director saw your passion and qualities and knew you were capable. So you keep striving to succeed.

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