How & Why I Made the BIG DECISION to Choose Juilliard
I decided sophomore year of high school that I wanted to attend Juilliard, I was not always sure or guaranteed it was an option I had. After my February audition, everyday until I got the acceptance letter seemed to be twice as long. I accepted my position into the class of 2018 right away without hesitation. Naturally, after I accepted I was excited and soooooo nervous questioning if I made the right decision. I put together a list of pros and cons of each of my schools, and this is actually a revised list I made back in April of 2014 about Juilliard.
1. For dancers, artists in general, NYC is seen as a hub to create, and explore whatever medium you choose to dive into. Juilliard is in the center of this hub and I knew how beneficial it would be for my career.
2. At the end of the day, I chose the college that produced the most successful rate of working artists, nationally and overseas.
3. The performance opportunities are endless (still can’t believe I performed at the Guggenheim as a freshman).
4. Juilliard’s faculty is overflowing with master teachers who fully commit their time to the conservatory and its students.
5. Juilliard was the only school that would potentially allow me to perform iconic, classic pieces while also diving into work with upcoming choreographers.
6. The classes at Juilliard are much smaller than other universities and conservatories, which means more personal relationships with your teachers. This was one of the biggest factors that played a part in my acceptance.
Juilliard is a home for people who are curious and hungry to grow in their art form. It is a place that runs on making dreams come true and bridging the gap between all forms of art and all artists.
Juilliard was and is the right decision for me.