NAME, GRADE, PRONOUNS?
Aubry Deetjen, Freshman, She/Her
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE THING ABOUT DANCING AND WHY?:
I am very honored to have an amazing space that I can work in that allows for really large and full moments during class so I really love that.
WHAT IS THE THE HARDEST THING ABOUT ONLINE DANCING AND WHY?:
I feel that it is much harder to learn through a screen because getting corrections is a lot more difficult and it is harder to understand what a teacher specifically wants when you aren’t working in the same room.
WHAT ARE YOU LOOKING FORWARD TO MOST WHEN WE ARE IN PERSON?:
I am most looking forward to working on group pieces and doing rep. with actual people which we can’t do online.
HAVE YOU ADAPTED TO ONLINE DANCING/ ANY STRUGGLES?:
At first when I started online dance I was trying to still dance fully in a really limited space in my home. I now dance in an off site space where I have lots of room and it has helped me keep dancing to the same extent I did before.
ANY NON DANCE RELATED HOBBIES?
I’ve been snowboarding since I was very young so that is my main non-dance related hobby, I also really enjoy drawing and painting.
FAVORITE THING ABOUT LACHSA AND WHY?
My favorite thing about the LACHSA is the community, I think that everyone is so supportive of one another and it is a very healthy community.
FAVORITE DANCE CLASS AND WHY?
I really enjoy Dunham Class, I have done a lot of different styles of modern in the past and I always love adding new techniques into my repertoire. I also love finding the similarities and differences between different techniques and applying things I learn in individual techniques to all styles of dance.
QUESTION #8 WHAT IS YOUR AUDITION STORY?
I had wanted to audition for LACHSA ever since I was in fifth grade. My older brother who is now a senior in the theater department auditioned for LACHSA and I got to watch as he grew as a person here and the amazing community that he began to build with his fellow classmates here. I really admired the dedication from all the students and I felt that this was a place that I really wanted to be. When the time came I got to work with an amazing choreographer named Hai Cohen and put together a piece that really summed up who I was as a dancer and as a person, along with honing my skills and technique.
WHAT ARE YOU LOOKING FORWARD TO THE MOST IN THE NEXT 4 YEARS AT LACHSA AND WHY?
In the next four years I look forward to growing as a dancer and choreographer along with expanding my knowledge of different styles.