A few years ago, as I was auditioning and taking classes around the greater Boston area, I found that there was no place that would develop and allow me to perform on a professional level.
I even discussed with the director of one company my limitations and inquired if there was one choreographer among the many there that would modify to meet my requirements. She kept repeating that this was a professional company. I was angered by that interaction. I decided that if there was not an institution for me and run by people like me then I would create it. Abilities Dance -Boston was born.
Since our very first show February 3, 2017, the company has gone and continues to go to new and uncharted territories. I am constantly amazed by the dancers I have worked with and currently work with. The light in each of them shine bright individually and radiate together in rehearsals and on stage as they shine their truth.
They inspire me to continue our mission and spread it through performances, workshops, and my daily life. Through the company, I empower and have been empowered. At the helm as the executive director, I hope to continue to break barriers and drive the value of inclusion for all abilities.
Signature of Executive Director, Abilities Dance Boston