The animal that inspires and motivates me is the dragonfly because dragonflies are keepers of dreams, the energy within that sees our true potential and ability. They inspire spirituality as well as creativity and are messengers of wisdom. They symbolize the ability to overcome times of hardship, help us on the path of discovery and remind us that anything is possible. They are also very poised and balanced and to me, this is all what the Salimpour format is about!
-Jane Chung How (SL3 & JL3 Certified)
The animal that I identify with in my practice is a turtle. Turtles symbolize patience and endurance – the two vital qualities we need at the Salimpour School if we want to become the best dancers and artists. Turtle also reminds me to stay grounded, trust the process and let the natural flow of things take me where I need to be. The shell keeps me protected but with each practice I’m learning how to show what is hidden inside and how to be vulnerable on stage.
-Lenka Adamkova (SL3 & JL2 Certified)