December 2nd Choreographer Spotlight

Choreographer Spotlight:  Lily Zopelis

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How many years have you been in the company?
“I have been in the company for 4 years”
How many years have you been choreographing?
“This is my first year choreographing”
What inspired you this year in your creative process?
“What inspired my creative process was the concept of different groups of people who immigrated to America. Each of these distinct and unique groups of people contributed to the beautiful country we live in today. It is important to me that each citizen of this country recognizes and appreciates the amazing diversity we have in this country. I hope my piece will show how these different people came together to make America what she is today.”
How does your piece relate to the concept “true you”?
“My piece can relate to the “true you” because a person’s culture helps shape who they are. The places where I grew up helped shape me in to who I am in different ways. The culture in which a person is raised in can help shape their character and determine what they value in life.”

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