Gloria Gaynor survived and so will I.

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When I was seventeen, I performed a compelling self-choreographed solo to Gloria Gaynor's "I Will Survive." It was a show stopper. People are still talking about how it inspired them to stand up and face daily challenges. It is always humbling to know that a performance touches your audience.

That's why I'm not really fazed by the review of our recital. I've faced tough judges my whole life, and I don't let them get the best of me. I know my dancing and my dancing knows me. Dancing isn't just my profession, it's my emotional outlet. It's where I find strength. Not just the graceful strength that comes from hours and hours of practicing plies, jumps, and turns, but emotional strength. After all, my job as a professional dancer is to convey a story, not only with my facials, but with the emotions that run through my whole body.

I'm keeping this week's blog short because I've got too much dancing to do. Perhaps a remake of my "I Will Survive" solo is on the horizon!