Adalhi, Sydney, Adalhi, Bryan, and Mariano

Adalhí Aranda is Founder and Director of Bluegrass Youth Ballet.

Narrative from original post:

Adalhí: “Teaching ballet during this time is very challenging. It’s an art form you can’t do on video. You need the right space, flooring, and so much more … usually, students learn from each other. It’s hard to do this through video.
Personally, I am always so busy, working 12 hours a day most days of the week. During the pandemic, I’ve had time to bake, cook, make masks; I’ve made more than a hundred masks.”

Sydney: “Engineering school has been a lot harder when I am not around other students. I used to live in a dorm with other Engineering students. We would all do Calculus homework together. It’s much harder now.”

Adalhí (daughter): “This is a scary time for everyone… I am supposed to go to ballet school in the fall. I worry about the ballet world. Companies are losing money because they are closed; there are no performances; no revenue. I don’t know what will happen to ballet…”

Bryan: “I like having Sydney home for another 8-9 months before she is gone forever.”

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