As Junior Ruby D’Amico reflects on the incredible opportunity she is about to experience, she quotes her ballet teacher Denise Cecere, “It’s not if you can do it, it’s how you do it”. To say Ruby has taken this quote to heart would be an understatement.
Ruby has been one of the very few dancers chosen to attend the Alvin Ailey summer professional dance intensive and will be in New York City for six weeks this summer. The highly selective Ailey School’s Summer Intensive Program gives motivated students with at least three years of consistent training the opportunity to study dance in the heart of New York City’s Theater District. The Intensive is structured to advance the technical, artistic, and performance skills of dancers by offering an exciting variety of techniques, repertory workshops, and performance opportunities.
Recently we asked Ruby to answer a few questions about her upcoming opportunity. See her inspiring answers below.