“My face itches from so much makeup. And my head itches from all the hairspray. I live off icepacks and tictacs and mountian dew. And lots of pain killers. What has my life come to? Dancing when I know I shouldn’t be. Is this really what I want to do with my life? And then I look out. And see the faces of people I don’t know. and I realize. Yeah…. This is what I want. So I tape my ankle. Button dresses. Pin head pieces. Tie shoes. And I sit go. I sit on the stage. I think thats my favorite part. Getting to the theater before anyone else is there. And the curtain is up. The house lights are on but the stage is dark. I sit on the edge. With my legs hanging over into the orchestra pit. And I look out. I try to fill each seat in my head. With a face. A person. Each one having a story. But we don’t know anything about them. Just that they paid x amount of dollars to sit here for 2 hours. But they know us. They watch us pour our hearts out. Everything we do. You feel it. You feel what we feel. Do they come here for that sense of emotion? Do they come to feel human? Or do they come to know they’re not the only ones that hurt.”
Katie is a brilliant & beautiful ballerina. Give her a follow, she will make you laugh, smile and want to hug your screen. Now who would not want that? She also wrote the moving narrative above about her past week….she could use some ask’s and hugs.