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Good Morning er’body:) Hope you are doing wonderful & are ready to “attack” your day:)

Fana Tesfagiorgis by Pierre Wacholder

Being technically perfect isn’t the only goal, nor is it why I dance.”

So browsing through the net as usual, I found out accidentlly about Fana a beautiful & gifted artist with the renown dance company Alvin Ailey. Reading through her blog with the dance company,I gathered that she trained with various teachers at different schools such as the Ballet Madison,the Earl Mosley’s Institute of the Arts, the Ailey School … Reading her blog and looking at her performance pictures, I’m left thinking that her life could easily be translated on the big screen.

Fana Tesfagiorgis by Eduardo Patino

I have a huge respect for dancers because it surely takes great discipline, strong passion & focus to get there.  She has a huge respect for choreographer Judith Jamison for pushing her to go further in the expression of movement. Her work with the Alvin Ailey company gave her the opportunity to travel the world.One of those most memorable location she travelled to is the UK, through her blog she shares pictures of her trip there, cool memories with her peers.

Fana Tesfagiorgis by Elizabeth Washington

Fana received wonderful feedback for her solo piece,Splendid Isolation II. But she does’t let that get to her head, she’s very grateful to be working with a team of wonderful dancers. On her blog, she talks about enjoying working with a team of  dedicated people and seeing their own interpretations of dance.She’s very forthright about the perpetual demanding game between mind & body when on tour, because as we all can imagine it must be tiring performing over and over again to new audiences & having to give them your best each time. Fana was featured in the well respected magazine , Dance Magazine, go on sista:) http://www.alvinailey.org/

Fana Tesfagiorgis photo spread in Dance Magazine

“The beautiful challenge of being an artist is learning how to tap into different sides of oneself to share who you are with the audience.”

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Interview with Fana Tesfagiorgis



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