Part of a series in which we interview our teachers and staff to learn more about them and get their insights into the world of performance. This week’s interview is with Tracey Dennig, who has worked for PAA as a dance teacher and choreographer
How long have you been working with PAA?
TD: I have been working with PAA for 3 years
How many years have you been working in the performing arts?
TD: I have been working in the performing arts for 10 years
What is your performance background?
TD: I have been dancing for the last 30 years, and I’ve been singing and acting for the last 10 years
What is your favorite role or production you’ve been involved in?
TD: 42nd Street, Spamalot, Swing, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers… Too many to name!
What is your top piece of advice for aspiring performers?
TD: Stay focused and never give up. Remember it’s a process and sometimes things take a while to become performance ready.
What do you think makes PAA special or unique?
TD: It’s a program that offers classes and puts together an entire show in 10 days. I love that there is just as much emphasis put on the education of the students as it does on the performance.
What is your most embarrassing performing arts moment?
TD: I would have to say I don’t ever remember getting embarrassed.
What is your favorite quote?
TD: Reach for the moon because even if you miss you will still fall among the stars.