"The more that I find I push myself outside of my comfort zone, the more that I grow, and anytime that I quote-unquote fail, it's not a failure." - Austin Sora
In this episode, Emmeline speaks to dancer, singer, actress, performer, teacher, and social advocate Austin Sora. Austin discusses her time with Bruce Wood Dance, her experience minoring in Arts Management at Marymount Manhattan College, her year with the North American tour of Phantom of the Opera, and how she's stayed creative during COVID-19. They also talk about the joy of being a beginner, the importance of not being afraid to fall, the gifts of innovation, and the essential nature of giving back through the arts. Austin also brings myriad garden metaphors to the party, and Emmeline talks about her early experience in radio.
To stay connected to Austin and her journey, follow her on Instagram at @austin.sora or visit her official website. To benefit from the wisdom Austin shares through her Studio A project, follow @studioa.dancers on Instagram. To learn more about the organization with which Austin works, Artists Striving To End Poverty, and to find out how you can join them in furthering their mission, visit ASTEP.org.
For behind-the-scenes information and more about Journey of an Artist, follow Emmeline on Instagram at @EmmelineMusic.