Wonder Woman: Camille Jordan

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This week we are getting to know a very special young lady. She’s a 7th grade honor student, a dancer, and a violinist. With out further ado, please allow me to introduce you to Camille Jordan.2015-12-27 01.04.37

  • How old were you when you took your first dance lesson? I was three years old when I took my first Ballet lesson at a park district.
  • What do you do in your spare time? I play the Violin, just started playing the Viola and of course I dance. I love to dance!!
  • What kind of dance do you enjoy most? My first love was Hip ­Hop, but my mother said that I was to young for it. So she placed me in Ballet. Today, I will miss a hip hop class for a Ballet class.
  • Is there anything you dislike about dance? Sometimes I dislike the competitiveness between dancers.
  • What do you want to be when you grow up? I want to be a Ballerina in the American Ballet Theatre.
  • Who makes your costumes? My costumes are bought, unless we are trying to save money then another ballet mom helps make overlays to go over a practice tutu.
  • What dance company are you with? Currently, I am not in a company. I am in training. I was training at the Faubourg School of Ballet but I will start training at Chicago Ballet this fall; I received a scholarship.
  • What’s your favorite subject in school? My favorite subject is Math.
  • What cities have you traveled to for training and competitions? I have been accepted into training programs that are out of state but my mother stated I was too young to attend. I am looking to attend my first out of state summer intensive in 2016.
  • Do you have private choreography lessons? If so, with who? Oh yes, Nina Wardina ​was my first private coach. Now, I work with Homer Hans Bryant, a former principal dancer with the renowned Dance Theatre of Harlem, Watmora Casey ­​Artistic Director of Faubourg School of Ballet. Preston Miller​ from Alvin Ailey. Anna Spellman ​a former Ballerina of American Ballet Theater, and Tatyana Mazur­​former dancer of Odessa Government Theatre of Opera and Ballet. ​Now you see why I had to look for scholarships and sponsorships, Ballet is expensive. My mom has sought out the best teachers and coaches, and love working with all of them.
  • What are you working towards? My short term goals are to participate in a Nutcracker for the 2015 year and then attend ABT for the summer of 2016. I plan to compete in the 2017 Youth American Grand Prix, my goal is to make it to the Finals in New York. My long term goal is to become a dancer for the American Ballet Theater or the Royal Ballet.

 

Connect with Camille via Instagram @cjordan_ballet.

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As always thank you for reading, commenting, and liking!

With LOVE,

Dāsha

     

2 Comments Add yours

  1. mbzinteriors says:

    This is the best Wonder Women post ever! Camille is fabulous and such an inspiration. I saw my first Nutcracker in grammar school when my girlfriends were in it and I’ve been going ever since. I can’t wait to see Camille in the Nutcracker one day.

    1. Dāsha says:

      She achieved her goal and she is indeed in the nutcracker,I’m sure they’re will be much more to come from her!

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