We recently asked teacher Lindsey Leduc a few questions about her dance career and philosophy. Get to know her a little better by reading her answers below.
1. What was your favorite moment in your personal dance career?
There were many special moments during my performing career, but some of the sweetest were very early on. When I was in the second company, a dancer in the main company got injured, and I got propelled into her position with about five minutes to prepare. The company rallied around me and I nailed it. It was magical.
2. How long have you been teaching at CKDC?
I’ve been teaching for 5 years at CKDC.
3. What do you love about teaching at CKDC?
I love the connection I have with the legacy of CKDC and the relationship and like-mindedness I share with Rachel, the Director. I love how hungry and passionate the Company dancers are. They are always a highlight of my week.
4. Do you have any positive advice for dancers?
I have so much to share with my students and am constantly evolving and re-inspired. I like to remind and reveal to them their worth, value and uniqueness—and also that celebrating others is a reflection of celebrating yourself.
5. Who was your inspiration growing up as a dancer?
I didn’t have one role model growing up. This was before YouTube and SYTYCD. I looked up the older dancers at my studio and my teachers. And always the talented friends around me.
6. What is your favorite dance quote?
“It’s got to be real.” -GG
So simple. So profound.