Say Hello to our featured dancer Amaya Joseph. She, along with some other dancers, had the opportunity to get her photo taken by Michael and Jessica from Evoke Studio. You can find her on Instagram @amayatheballerina45,  but we wanted to get to know her a bit better.

What is your favorite dance class and what is your favorite part of the dance class?

My favorite dance class is Ballet. My favorite part of ballet class is center, more specifically pirouettes or grande allegro.

What is your go-to style for leotards?  

Anything that has a unique color, and I also love anything with a low back or a cool design.

What is your favorite piece of dance clothing that you own/ owned?

My favorite piece of dance clothing would be my bullet pointe skirt.

What inspires you to dance?

My love and passion for ballet inspires me to dance.

If you could perform a duet with any dancer who would it be and why?

If I could perform a duet with any dancer, the person I would choose is Nathalia Arja from Miami City Ballet. The reason I chose her is because she is small and petite, but she is also a fiery dancer.

Who is your go-to band or artist when you can’t decide on something to listen to?

My go-to band is Queen and anything from the Hamilton musical.

You can pick up a phone and talk to your number one dance idol -living or dead but you can only ask them three questions. What are the three questions you would ask them? Why?

If I could speak to my number one dance idol it would be Michaela Deprince and the three questions, I would ask her are:

1.) Was the transition from a student to a professional difficult?

2.) How were you able to motivate yourself?

3.) What advice you wish you had gotten when you were a student, as far as becoming a professional ballerina?

I would ask these three questions because I think these are key questions that would help to guide me along my career path.

Rapid fire This or that Questions

Dog or cat?


Netflix or YouTube?


Phone Call or Text?


Ice Cream Cone or Snow Cone?

Ice Cream Cone

Cake or Pie?


Watching a movie at home or in the theater?

At home

Sneakers or Sandals?


Tablet or Computer?


While watching a movie: Candy or Popcorn?



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