Dancing is like dreaming with your feet! ~Constanze
Hilary Harrison’s dreaming feet were a joy to photograph. Her glow in front of the camera is beautiful, emotional and filled with her passion for dance through life. When asked why she dances, Hilary says, “I dance because it’s who I am. I cannot imagine myself without dance and even a single day without dance isn’t a good day in my book.”
Dancer training, performing and teaching at Michelle Latimer Dance Academy in Denver, Colorado.
Hair and Make-up by Molly B. Sanchez
This warm and responsive dancer was born and raised in the Denver, Colorado area and grew up dancing with the Michelle Latimer Dance Academy in Greenwood Village, Colorado. Michelle Latimer Dance Academy quickly became Hilary’s dance family and launching point for her 15 years of dance experience and training. She is a proficient Jazz, Modern, Contemporary, Hip Hop, Funk, Ballet, Tap, Musical Theatre and Lyrical dancer, but her dance appetite has always been focused on Lyrical and Contemporary Dance.
Hilary’s proficiency, diversity, and youthful styles come from her many experiences dancing with NUVO, JUMP, New York City Dance Alliance, West Coast Dance Explosion, Co.Dance, and Common Art Mutual Passion (CAMP) Summer Intensive. Each of these experiences provided another outlet to share her need to perform and move people. Hilary’s favorite part of competition dance is performing in front of those who have taken a vested interest in her and are qualified to respond and guide her to the next level. At these venues, Hilary also enjoys creating relationships with other artists, helping her to build industry contacts.
Sharing dance is at the forefront of Hilary’s current dancing career. She teaches ballet, tap, and jazz at Michelle Latimer Dance Academy where she incorporates her dance experience and emotion in order to inspire the young students. She also enjoys sharing dance through performance and competition. Hilary wants everyone to feel the excitement of stage performance: the connection with the audience, the trust shared with the dancers, and the energy the lighting and music give one throughout.
Dancing will always be a part of Hilary’s goals, aspirations, and dreams. She hopes to become a Commercial Dancer, Freelance performer, Choreographer and teacher. She is making great progress since she is already teaching and performing. Hilary has even been awarded the ATA award from Co.Dance, an assistant opportunity, as well as many scholarships from various conventions. We hope the captured beauty of her collection and her continued desire to share dance inspire many to enjoy dance as much as we do.
To enjoy more photos of Hilary click on her Slideshow.