It’s been a long time coming. It was maybe about 5 years ago when I was first presented with the idea of having a studio, in a loft apartment no less with high ceilings, big windows, and a small space left for where I was also going to be retiring to at night. Some would say I wanted a studio of my own further back as a clueless child, sitting on the barre watching rehearsals, telling dad, “I want to do what you do. I want to be Director.” Of course I grew up, did other things, went far and wide. And now I’ve come full circle.
The loft may be off the table, but the concept is the one running the show. This clip stars the loft that is no longer, Joe Gideon and daughter Michelle who remind me a lot of my dad and sister, leggy Ann Reinking who I shall claim is me, and the happy kind of dancing I love and am hoping to do more of in the new studio. -JJ