Magazine article Success

My Way

Magazine article Success

My Way

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WHO?

CELIA FUSHILLE, artistic director of Smuin

WHERE?

San Francisco

WHAT?

Fushille was a founding member of Smuin, San Francisco's premier contemporary American ballet company. She was also the ballet's principal dancer for more than 12 years. In 25 years as a dancer, Fushille performed on stages across the U.S. and Europe. Fushille became artistic director of the ballet in 2007 and also served as executive director from 2008 to 2014.

I RECOMMEND READING ...

Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. It opened my eyes to a deeper understanding of race issues and the importance of identity. You can't truly understand discrimination--whether it's race, color or gender--without being in the skin of that person.

I'M CURRENTLY NETFLIXING ...

House of Cards and Orange Is the New Black. I'm a big fan of Jeff Beal, the composer of House of Cards. He created S the music for one of our ballets in 2016.

MY FAVORITE FEEL-GOOD MOVIE IS ...

The Sound of Music. It takes me back to my youth. I remember watching it with my father. I loved the songs, which I also grew up playing on the piano.

ONE THING THAT WILL ALWAYS MAKE ME HAPPY IS ...

A bouquet of fresh flowers.

SOMETHING EVERYONE SHOULD TRY AT LEAST ONCE IS ...

Dancing. Not everyone is a dancer, but everyone should dance.

I'M A FAN OF ...

American opera singer Renee Fleming and Adele.

ART HAS THE ABILITY TO ...

Touch the soul and unify people. …

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