Roksolana Dobrianska: Dancer
New York City
What Moves You?
“Music is what I’m most connected to with dance; how my body and my self reacts to different music. Music that brings out feelings so strongly making me want to move and dance. It can range from John Legend to Chopin played on piano to a full orchestra piece. It can be sad, happy, or a just powerful melody with an influence on me. Whenever there is music that hits me so strongly that I must move and I must dance. The desire and need to do so feels almost otherworldly. It just overcomes you. George Balanchine famously once said, “See the music, hear the dance”, and I’m a firm believer in that. Maturing in life has also expanded how I present myself to an audience and how I dance.”
Roksolana has been dancing and performing since the age of 6 with training in ballet and Ukrainian folk dance. She has studied at studios such as Steps on Broadway, Ballet Academy East, Broadway Dance Center, Ailey Extension, and Ballet Arts at City Center. She has performed at various venues including NY City Center, Alice Tully Hall, Metropolitan Opera House as well as many cultural festivals. She has an upcoming performance in a ballet for a private event that will raise money for a non for profit company.
Photo Credit: Nestor Muzychka