Demi Jardine, 13
What is the most important thing you’ve learned from being in GLOW in Motion?
The most important thing I’ve learned is that you can’t really be afraid because being afraid causes you to clamp up and you’re not able to express yourself fully.
Which of the pieces in the show is your favorite? Why?
My favorite piece right now would have to be the senior piece we’re doing because it’s a reminder that we’re moving on, but also that our time in GLOW won’t be forgotten. It’s just so expressive and it’s showing that no matter what’s going on in the world, you don’t have to live in a box.
What do you hope to be when you get older? Why?
When I grow up, the main thing I want to be is an architect. I’ve always been into that kind of stuff since my mom owns an architecture business where she does CAD drawings for different houses so I’ve always been curious about that and how things work and how the construction came to be. I also want to be a musician. I play the guitar, the drums and I’ve been taking piano lessons since I was four years old. I’ve always wanted to be in music, and no matter what I’m doing, I’m listening to music. Music is just my life.
Why is dance important to you?
Dance is important to me because even though we’re young, we still go through things and so coming to dance class kind of makes you feel like it’s an open environment to connect with people who won’t judge you as other people would. So, you get to just be friends and tell them whatever you want, so it shows you how free-spirited you can be.
What advice would you give a girl your age who wasn’t feeling confident?
I would tell them “Don’t let your nervousness, or that part of you that’s telling you that you can’t do it, overcome the side that can.” I know in my experiences when I’ve told myself I can’t do it and I end up chickening out, I always regret not doing it. You only live once, so just do it because later in life you might regret not doing it.
Why do you think it’s important for girls to be leaders?
I think it’s important because a lot of women fought for us to have the opportunity to be leaders, so we need to take advantage of that because if they hadn’t fought for us, we probably still wouldn’t be able to vote or get paid as much. So, for women to be leaders, it says a lot and kind of pays homage to those people that worked for us to be able to have that opportunity.