Staff Spotlight: Bailey
Position: Instructor, assists all class levels
How long have you been working at SRL? Why SRL?
I have been working at SRL for the past month, and absolutely love it! SRL is an amazing community where all the dancers and teachers are very motivating, inspiring, and caring.
How long have you been dancing? Why Irish dance?
I have been dancing for 18 years! My mom chose Irish dance for me and my sister when we were very young to help express our Irish heritage.
What’s the coolest place you’ve ever visited? (Remember travel?!)
The coolest place I have ever visited was either Vancouver, BC or Edinburgh, Scotland.
What are you interested in that most people aren’t?
Math! I love math, as I am currently pursuing my graduate degree in Secondary Education with concentration in mathematics!
Why do you think people dance?
People dance to feel something and to express emotion. I dance because it made me feel strong, powerful, and motivated.
What movie can you watch over and over and never get tired of? Why?
Harry Potter (any of them!)… I am a huge fan!
How has dance affected your everyday life?
I cannot go a day without thinking about Irish dance, listening to Irish music, or dancing!
What do most people not know about you?
I have 2 different colored eyes.
Who’s your biggest inspiration?
Aly Raisman (2012 & 2016 Olympian) because she is such a hard worker, but also, she is a team leader and always wants success for her teammates.
What advice do you have for aspiring dancers?
Always be the hardest worker in the room; hard work goes a long way.
This post is part of a series. Read our Q&A with another instructor, Codi, here. Check out the blog every Monday and Thursday for more posts about Irish history, dance culture, community news, and spotlights on our dancers, staff, and families—among other fun projects! And don’t forget to dance along with us on both Facebook and Instagram.
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