Magazine article Dance Spirit

Fana TESFAGIORGIS

Magazine article Dance Spirit

Fana TESFAGIORGIS

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Alrin Alley American Dance Theater's Fana Tesfagiorgis captivates audiences with her ethereal grace and powerful, commanding technique. A Madison, WI, native, she began training in ballet at Ballet Madison at age 5, and also studied at Interlochen Arts Academy during high school. Later, she graduated from the Alley/ Fordham program with a BFA in dance and a minor in journalism, and danced with companies including Alley II, Continuum, Footprints, and Nimbus Dance Works. She joined AAADT in 2013. Catch her dancing with the company June 13-17 during its Lincoln Center season. -Courtney Bowers

Dear teenage self,

I cnn't thank you enough for the light that you are. You don't know it yet, but everything that you do helps to shape the woman that I am today. Thank you for having and keeping the biggest dreams you could dream. Thank you for believing that you can do it.

The habits that you're developing now may seem a little over-the-top to some, and sometimes even you think it's all in vain, but keep trusting in your process. …

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