I used to do this as a kid. And now they’re paying me for it, which is cool.
I have had so many great moments, but I would have to say that dancing the Swan in ‘Swan Lake’ was such a unique and passionate experience for me. It was such bloody hard work, even at that very early age, that I would not want to try to replicate it again now.
I feel that the year ahead for me will be full of two of my favorite things: dance and acting.
I enjoy being given a certain amount of freedom in order to interpret or to come up with stuff, but I do enjoy collaboration. I seek and thrive on projects where I am going to learn from the people I’m working with.
I’ve learned the hard lesson that you can’t pin your heart on anything until it’s a completely done deal.
My background is somewhat unusual, as I trained to be a ballet dancer. I worked in the theatre for eight or nine years as a contemporary dancer. But as an actor one does read Shakespeare and does try to learn the classics.
I believe that if creative people are open and generous enough when working with each other, a lot more can be learned and achieved by both parties. That’s what it’s all about, trying to produce the best work possible on any given project.