In 2012, SCOPE NYC named you one of the world's top 100 artists. How did you feel when you found out about the honor? I was ecstatic when I got the news, because it was an international call for entry. I felt very honored to be featured ... It was a great feeling.
How did it affect your career? It basically continued on as normal ... but all the exposure has been great.
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You received your degree in Musical Theatre from Western Michigan University and you're also an up-and-coming country singer. What gave you your start? I started in the basement of our house in Portage.
It's been said that classical music is a fading genre, so what does the West Michigan Symphony do to encourage new generations of listeners and concert attendees? Find out in REVUE's Q&A session with president and CEO of West Michigan Symphon, Carla Hill.
In addition to performing with the Grand Rapids Ballet, you've also choreographed a number of works. What is it like having your colleagues perform your creations? Working with colleagues is always a wonderful experience.
As a choreographer going into the studio, I already have an idea of the dancers' strengths and their style, since I work alongside them every day.
What are your goals as the UICA's first full-time exhibitions curator? My goal as curator is to honor what Charles Eames called 'The Guest/Host Relationship' and make sure the community is invited into the new space, feels comfortable, feels welcome, and wants to return.
REVUE sat down to talk with Jasinya Sanchez, a local performer and drag queen dubbed West Michigan's hot performer. She shed light on her forray into performing and taste in music.
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