Do you still skate?
As a kid, I fell badly enough that I couldn’t dance for a week. My teacher cracked down and said, “If you want to be a professional dancer, this cannot happen. Your career will be over.” It’s not exactly an extreme-sports-friendly job. Now I ride my bike to the studio, but I’m aware that my body is my work tool. It’s the same way you wouldn’t download random Internet content if your job depended on your computer.
What might we be surprised to learn about you?
I’m a beer geek! I recently started working at a bar…
I’ve been a ballet dancer all my life. I thought it would be healthy to try something else. I got into craft beer through friends, and was pulled all of a sudden into this world that was much more relaxed than what I’m used to. It shined a light on who I am and what I might do if one day I stop being successful. It’s given me the confidence to know that I’ll be okay.
This story originally appeared on Skandiastyle.com.