This month’s spotlight is on the one and only Clyde Nantais. If you or your child have yet to work with this passionate dancer, get to know him a little bit more here.
What was your favorite moment in your personal dance career?
Probably getting accepted into the Boston Ballet and dancing with them for 7 years.
How long have you been teaching at CKDC?
I worked for CKDC from 81-89 so 8 years there and then I came back in 92 until the present day for 24 years, so that is a total of 32 years
What do you love about teaching at CKDC?
I love teaching the students. They are so young and full of life and I really believe that helps keep me young also. I love working with the exceptionally talented faculty who are really devoted to the art form, to the students and to the school.
Can you share positive advice for dancers?
Live your dreams. With hard work, commitment, consistency and dedication to your goals, anything is possible.
Who was your inspiration growing up as a dancer?
Rudolph Nureyev, an incredible Russian dancer who defected to the West and took the ballet world by storm. He was amazing on stage.
What is your favorite dance quote?
Dance like no one is watching.