#ExperienceSI - Amaris Mills

For today's post and interview, many thanks to Amaris Mills, a 2014 Summer Intensive student!

Q. How old are you, where are you from, and how long have you been dancing?

A: I am 17, from Virginia and have been dancing for 12 years.

Q. Did you do a Nutcracker or other Christmas ballet this year? What role(s)?

A. I participated in my ballet academy's Nutcracker. I was DewDrop, Arabian Corps, Spanish and Snow.

Q. How did you find out about Ballet 5:8, and what led you to decide to audition for the 2014 intensive?

A. I learned about ballet 5:8 online and felt God leading me to go there for

the summer.

Q. What did you gain from your experience at the intensive, technically? How about spiritually?

A. I grew in so many ways. I learned that I was being kind of lazy in my technique. At Ballet 5:8 they pushed me to dance to my very best of ability 24/7 as well as encouraged me as a dancer. Spiritually God gave me direction towards what He has in store in for me with dance.

Q. What was your favorite aspect of the intensive?

I loved every aspect of the intensive, but creative worship sessions were very dear to me.

Q. Based on your experience, what advice would you give a dancer considering Ballet 5:8’s 2015 intensive?  

A. I would 100% recommend ballet 5:8's intensive! It was intense. If you are considering Ballet 5:8 I would say be prepared to work your hardest. Also prepare by praying. I am so glad I went!

Ballet 5:8's 2015 Summer Intensive