I've shared alluring images of Paige in the last 4 monhs, the release of the remaining images and the build up to her story is well worth the wait. The strength and endurance mentioned in previous posts will now make sense:
June is National Scoliosis awareness month, if you haven't followed Paige at all, I'd love to share a bit of her success story, her ongoing success story.
During Paige's 1st year in high school she was diagnosed with scoliosis. Having a curve in the spine was frightening and the suggestions of action to help are typically surgery, physical therapy and massage. When the images of Paige's curvature was analyzed she was informed that the curvature would only become more prominent. The immediate suggestion was surgery but Paige always had a passion for dancing professionally and surgery could not be the only option. Through research, her and her parents found a chiropractor in Manhattan that began his treatment immediately. The approach Paige took to dancing had to be altered to accommodate for the scoliosis because it affected balance, range of motion, and muscle tightness. She was fortunate to have a ballet teacher that also had scoliosis and was able to help her with the challenges of dancing with this condition.
Paige works very hard to continue to dance despite the challenge of doing so with scoliosis. Along with chiropractic treatment she does Yoga and Pilates and thirteen years later she is still surgery free and dancing professionally. Many dreams have been accomplished despite having been diagnosed with scoliosis she went on to graduate from Fordham University School of Dance, Dancing with Ailey II, and now a founding member of Visceral Dance Chicago in her third season. The accomplishments and perseverance she speaks highly of her tenacity.
Paige has been a dream to work with. Having helped me create some of the most beautiful art I've done to date. Her success is surely driven by her character. The drive to provide one hundred percent of her energy to create beauty. The beauty that she is, inside and out.