My name is Micki, short for Michelina Naomi Moser Sozonchuk.
I started ballet lessons at the age of 3, which as a teacher I now know is really "creative movement" since three year olds cannot physically or mentally handle the high technical demands of actual ballet but do readily adapt to the concepts and rythms necessary upon which to develop a good ballet and dance foundation. And so I did, achieving Distinction on my RAD examinations. When I was 10 I auditioned for the National Ballet and got into their summer school but was let go without entry into their full time proffessional program due to shortcomings of my facility.
I then went on to develop an eating disorder yet continued to dance, with time off between 11 and 14 for 2 injuries. AT 14 I then joined a youth performance company and studied Modern, Jazz and Cecchetti ballet method. I danced 5 days per week. I was let go of the company just before I turned 17 due to the obviousness of my anorexia and subsequently traded dance for a series of hospitalizations.
I went on to University and studied English Literature, trying to put my dreams of dancing behind me. This was unsuccessful and at the age of 21 I dropped out of University to enter Renfrew, an program for eating disorders and never returned to school. Instead I went back to my passion, ballet. This time for teaching and a more realistic goal of dancing with a small independant company.
This year I studied Teacher Training at the National Ballet School from which I was rejected all those years ago but unfortunately sustained a bad break to my ulna and radius while rollerblading and am about to undergo my third surgery. My hopes of dancing are still high and I continue to teach both RAD and Cecchetti methods.
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