Celebrating Moms Who Dance
From Dance Informa.
If you’re a dancer, then you know that it takes a lot of discipline, sacrifice and time to devote yourself to the art form. If you’re a mother, then you’d probably say that it takes a lot of patience, sacrifice and sometimes a lack of sleep to devote yourself to another little being. For those who are dancers and mothers, all of those skills must come into play, creating a role that becomes almost otherworldly. Both dancing and motherhood are full-time jobs, but many women have found a way to do both and keep balanced. Here, Dance Informacelebrates those moms who dance – those “supermoms”.
Sarah Ricard Orza, soloist with Pacific Northwest Ballet (PNB)
Since Sarah Ricard Orza gave birth to her now two-year-old daughter, Lola, three other dancers at PNB have become mothers as well. The company offers a clear maternal policy through the dancers’ AGMA union agreement, and this community of mothers also offers as a support system.
Orza continued to dance rigorously until she was about three months pregnant, after which she took class and performed as Frau Staulbaum in The Nutcracker.
Read the full article Moms Who Dance!