I don’t remember Nebraska. Moved to Albuquerque when I was 3 and had my first ballet class. Grew up in the mountains, home schooled: art projects, animals, dirt, nature; but every afternoon we drove to the city to dance. Loved to dance. Moved to Boston at 17 to dance. stressed and danced. Columbia, South Carolina: first ballet job. major disappointment. Injuries and changes of plans. Worked through it: part time jobs, good friends, school. Didn’t want to stay. Columbia isn’t so bad after all. England. Spain. Italy. Columbia. No, not in South America. Plain old Columbia. Good ol’ South. It isn’t so bad.