Martha Graham: Expression

December 26, 2012

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I attained my undergraduate degree at New World School of the Arts, a performing arts school based in Miami, Florida. It was there that I was exposed to Graham Technique. I fell in love with the style and felt inspired by Martha Graham’s love and dedication to dance. It was during this time in my life that I wanted to perform with The Martha Graham Dance Company. I was so passionate about the art form that for some time, there was nothing else in my eyes.

As time moved on I pursued other ventures and I ended up in the southwest instead of the northeast. I love my life and I feel very honored and blessed to have the life I have. While pursuing my undergraduate degree, I never thought that flamenco dance would become such an important part of my life.

It’s wonderful to do what you love and love what you do. I look back on my modern dance training with joy and pride. It’s a wonderful memory and it was a great time in my life. I’m so glad I have that training under my belt as it provided a strong foundation for me.

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It’s interesting how life changes and yet I’m just as passionate, if not more, about flamenco dance as I was while studying Graham Technique. To me, this is what life is about. Being passionate about life.

Sincerely,

Lena Jácome

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