My name is Anne and I have been dancing since I could walk. I had always aspired to be a ballet dancer. I grew up in a pre-professional ballet company and proceeded to major in Dance.
While being a Dance major, I was put in challenging roles that required a lot of endurance. My director told me that running would help me with my endurance levels, but she instructed me that running too much would effect my turnout. (Turnout is the unnatural position in which a dancer [specifically, a ballet dancer] performs. It starts at the hip and causes the heels to lead. It is done to create a longer, more aesthetically pleasing line.) It takes time to build muscle memory for the body to move in that way and running can diminish that muscle framework.
Unexpectedly, I fell more in love with being a runner than with being a dancer and I started to run more and more and dance less and less.
Currently, I am at a new college studying a new major (Public Policy with a concentration in Nonprofit Leadership) and I love it! I have received an awesome internship (at Girl Talk Inc. GOOGLE IT!) and I’m getting more and more serious about running.
Feel free to ask me anything and enjoy my story! :)