Tuesday, May 31, 2011

friend inspiration part 3: my little ballerina


I met Kam 6 years ago when I attended the Summer Intensive at the Richmond Academy of Dance. I fell so much in love with the school, that I ended up moving to Vancouver for the next school year. Yes, that's right. I moved to a completely new city for my grade 12 year and I am so glad that I did, because if I hadn't, this beautiful young lady wouldn't have become a part of my life!

Kamilah has spend this past season as a professional ballerina with Ballet Kelowna. I am one proud sister.

Here is Kamilah's Interview!

About The Artist

How long have you been dancing for?

Kam: I have now been dancing for 15, almost 16 years.

Favourite style of dance? 

Kam: TOUGH! I always use ballet as my base, the core of all my dancing (technique wise), but dancing contemporary/ neo classical ballet/ contemp ballet I feel the most free and creative...I give my heart away each time I dance that style. Aside from dancing, wanna make me happy? GIVE ME A MUSICAL...what can be better than singing dancing and acting at the same time. 

Favourite type of dance shoe? 

KamBallet: soft shoe would defs be sansha, and pointe shoe would be either FREED studio II, or gaynor mindens.

When was your first solo?
Kam: My first solo was when I was 8 years old. I got halfway through and forgot the rest...I stood center stage with the lights beating down on me and I ran off stage in tears. Hey, we all have our moments (laughs).

 Spare time? 

Kam: (Laughs). Well I love teaching children..but I guess thats not spare time . I can never be doing NOTHING...I get lazy that way. I love yoga and pilates in mornings, I write ALOT, I have a passion for fashion and makeup. I will usually sketch designs and I have recently started bringing those designs to life. Oh, did I forget to mention that I am a major sports fan, I would NEVER turn down a chance to go to a game of any sport.

A big thanks to Kamilah! I can't wait to see you, my love!


  1. wow Chels this is so great!! she is so stunning. you moved to Van in gr 12? did you family come with? or did you go by yourself?

  2. I know, isn't Kamilah beautiful!!! I sure did! Nope, my parents stayed on Van Island! I moved in with one of my ballet teachers, then I lived with Kamilah's family and then I got an apartment with one of my friends! :)