University of Cincinnati Chapter President
Major: Ballet and International Affairs
Hometown: Pittsburgh, PA
Why did you join Movement Exchange?
When the Movement Exchange team came to UC last year to talk to us about starting a chapter here, I was immediately drawn to their mission. I was so inspired by their passion for not only dance, but its ability to make a positive difference in the world. I believe that everybody has the ability to influence positive change with their given skill set, and ours happens to be movement. Movement Exchange gives us the opportunity to be global citizens who inspire others through what we love most—dance!
How can dance change the world?
Dance can make a positive difference in the world by empowering all people regardless of language, age, or culture. It is a uniquely human way to express ourselves and a universal language through which we can communicate. With this universal language, we can go beyond all borders and create a global community built on compassion and empathy.
What is your favorite thing about Movement Exchange?
For me, the best part of Movement Exchange is the unique opportunity to combine my two passions, dance and the global community, with service. We are given the tools to explore other cultures while empowering young people through the gift of dance. Dance has impacted my life in countless ways, and I am so excited to share it with kids domestically and abroad!
What makes the UC chapter of Movement Exchange unique?
Movement Exchange at UC is unique because we have a diverse group of members and a campus full of opportunities. We have a majority of ballet majors, but we also have members who are majoring in areas like business and health sciences. They bring their unique ideas and skills to the group, but are given the opportunity to get involved with dance again through Movement Exchange!
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