Today we’d like to introduce you to Sarah Glover.
Sarah, please kick things off for us by telling us about yourself and your journey so far.
I started dancing when I was five years old, and absolutely fell in love with it, only dance did not come easy to me. I have long gangly arms and as a child/young adult, I had no idea how to use them. It was a nightmare! But, with hard work and amazing teachers who put countless time and effort investing in me, I was able to build a career around dance. I attended East Carolina University where I graduated with a BFA in dance performance. Now, I am a freelance dancer in the Chicagoland area, as well as a company dancer with Peckish Rhodes Performing Arts Society. Outside of performing, I teach at my home studio where I grew up dancing, the Des Plaines School of Dance, which is very special and I feel very fortunate to be doing. Upon graduating college I started to pursue modeling, which is a passion I wasn’t aware I had until recently. I am signed with Paige Model and Talent and have been fortunate to model for MAC Cosmetics, Groupon, special events, and various print works. My dance background helps my modeling career tremendously and I am very grateful that my two passions mesh so well together!
Can you give our readers some background on your art?
My art tends to directly reflect what is going on in my life at that moment. With dance specifically, it is such a sweet release to be able to create and share your thoughts through movement. It is truly an indescribable feeling. When choreographing on my younger students, I want to share my wisdom with them, give them confidence, and empower them. The younger generation needs to know that they are heard and that they can impact the world. When performing, my goal is to make the audience feel something. Anything. Art is an interpretation, you can take whatever you want away from it, and you will never be wrong. The most important thing is that we are creating and sharing our gifts with others.
Artists rarely, if ever pursue art for the money. Nonetheless, we all have bills and responsibilities and many aspiring artists are discouraged from pursuing art due to financial reasons. Any advice or thoughts you’d like to share with prospective artists?
My advice for the “starving artist” is just to keep pushing. I felt very stuck for a long time in my career and my finances, but with dedication and not forfeiting my vision, I was able to slowly find success in both. Some people find success easier, and that can sometimes be very frustrating. But if you keep your goals in check and do one thing every day to help yourself get closer to them, eventually things will start to work out. We often have to be patient with our dreams.
What’s the best way for someone to check out your work and provide support?
Everyone can view my work on my website or find me on Instagram @sglover23 (modeling account) or @sarah.joy.glover (personal account). People can support my work by following me/my successes, and by going to local dance shows to keep the dance alive.
- Website: http://sarahglover823.wixsite.com/model-dancer
- Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sglover23/
- Other: https://www.instagram.com/sarah.joy.glover/
Tyler McAuley (jm_photography23), Jason Sutherland (greyacre), Eddie Eng (Eddophotography)