This week’s Student Spotlight is on a junior, Morgan Olson! Morgan is pursuing a BFA in dance where is she hoping to continue to perform. She is inspired by “striving to improve by pushing herself to an unattainable satisfaction”. Come watch Morgan perform in this year’s Fall Dance Concert in the Ted Paul Theatre!
How did you start dance?
I started my first class just before I turned two years old. It was called Mommy and Me. Toddlers pretty much just copied what mom did. That was the first time I got to perform onstage and I stuck with it ever since!
What inspires you to be a dancer?
I think what inspires me to be a dancer, and has for a very long time, is the feeling that dance gives me. I'm constantly striving to improve. Being a perfectionist when it comes to dance, I feed off the feeling of pushing myself to my unattainable satisfaction.
Favorite MSU Dance memory?
So far, my favorite MSU dance memory has been getting to work with so many different dancers. Also, getting to know them really well. It's really great having such a close dance community!
What are your future plans after graduation?
My exact plans for after graduation are currently nonexistent. However, I do know that I want to continue to perform!
Any advice for aspiring performers?My advice for aspiring performers is to expect that you will encounter highs and lows. Doing what we love every day doesn't always mean that every day is going to be the best. You will hate it sometimes, and other times you will realize that you were meant to dance, which is a great feeling.