Lindsey Kelly is a talented, 21-year-old dancer living in Milwaukee completing her last semester of dance. The following is an interview with this amazing young woman and friend who uses the gift of dance to bring joy to others.
Where are you from? I was born and raised here in Milwaukee with my two siblings and parents.
What is your passion? My passions are dancing, sleeping, eating, and spending time with my family.
Why do you love to dance? I simply enjoy the sensation of moving. I love the athleticism, as well as the artistry that goes into it. Dance is like a language – a way of communicating without words. I love being able to come into the studio and letting out my anger and frustration of that day. It’s like nothing else matters. In that moment, I’m free to be myself and enjoy the sensations that come about when moving. Dance is one of the few times in the day when I can let go, focus on myself, and just move. It’s like stepping into my own personal snow globe. I feel the space around me and move within it.
What inspires you? One of my biggest inspirations is music. When I hear a song, my body naturally wants to move! I use this as the main basis of the choreography as well. I hear the music throughout my body and create steps through the feeling. My goal in creating dance is to intermarry the two, creating dynamic folds and nuances.
Who inspires you? Family, friends, and students. They inspire and challenge me to be the best version of myself. They challenge me to keep learning, growing, and being myself.
What is your favorite Scripture? These are two verses that remind me to look to God as my continued source of wisdom and strength. Reminds me to look to God as the source of direction for my life. They also give me peace to know that I do not need to worry because God is with me.
I will guide you along the best pathway for your life. I will advise you and watch over you. – Psa. 37:7
I look up to the mountains; does my strength come from the mountains? No, my strength comes from God, who made heaven, and earth, and mountains. – Psa. 121:1-2
What advice would you give to somebody about using art to express yourself? Just do it! There’s no time like the present! God will lead you and instruct you on how. Also, if you are serious about taking your art to the next level, seek advice and counsel from others. Don’t use this as an excuse to be lazy though! Look into other avenues, workshops, and training programs to advance your talents. Finally, trust God to lead you in which way you ought to take.