Hello, computer people. My name is Sophie Shapiro, and I am 16 years old. If you asked anyone who knows me, they would probably describe me as, “the dancer”, which is an accurate description. Dance is my breath – it allows me to grow as a person and keep my mind open to new experiences. Without it, I would lose apart of my identity. Yet, while it may seem all romantic, the life of a dancer is no easy feat. Under the bright lights and the gorgeous costumes, there lies hard work and perseverance. I have dedicated this blog to the life of a dancer, and everything that we must go through to pursue our art form. While I am still learning and definitely do not know everything about dance and the industry, I hope to share my little wisdom – my philosophie – as I continue to grow myself.