Naudia Sanders, 9
What is the most important thing you’ve learned from being in GLOW in Motion?
The most important thing I’ve learned is to have confidence in myself. I can dance without being nervous and looking at other people and I know that if I mess up there’s always another chance because nobody’s perfect.
Which of the pieces in the show is your favorite? Why?
Freedom because it talks about how the nation has grown over years and how black people became free and it talks about how people didn’t agree with each other and how they treated blacks different from whites. I like the history.
What do you hope to be when you get older? Why?
I want to be a heart surgeon or a brain surgeon because I like the body and also so I can prove it to myself and others that I can do it.
Why is dance important to you?
When you’re going through the motions, dance helps you relieve the stress in your mind and it lets you relax and just cool down your emotions and express them through the dance movement.
What advice would you give a girl your age who wasn’t feeling confident?
I would say don’t think about what anybody else has to say about you because you’re your own person and they’re not you. Just be confident in what you believe and be confident in yourself because you are a beautiful girl and you’re God’s child, so just believe in yourself that you can do anything you put your mind to.
How do you show strength in your performance and in your life?
I went through a lot when I was a baby, so I got through that by praying and saying everything is going to be all right. In dance, I could say I show strength by being confident in my dance movement and if I mess up on something, saying that’s okay, I’ll get it the next time.