DANCER: PeiJu Chien-Pott, Principal at Martha Graham Dance Company
What career would you choose if you could not be a dancer? PC: Fashion designer. What is your worst fear (professionally or personally)? PC: The first worst fear is getting injured and it stopping me from dancing. The second is getting older, which means my dance life is getting shorter and shorter! Which person (dead or alive) would you most want to dance with if you could? PC: Pina Bausch. If a child told you they wanted to be a dancer, what would your advice be? PC: If you want to be a good dancer, you have to work very hard. You will have a lot of pain and stress and you just have to deal with it by yourself. If you could be an animal, which one would you choose and why? PC: Cheetah. They are fierce! I love the way they move and approach the targets. Also, they look so calm! What is your greatest indulgence? PC: Dark chocolate, spa and ice cream. What 3 items do you always have in your bag with you? PC: Foot roller, lip balm, perfume. What career would your family have chosen for you? PC: Professor. What is your idea of perfect happiness? PC: Since I have a family, my happiness is seeing my husband and daughter happy and healthy, while at the same time, sill being able to do the thing I love the most, which is dancing. Who would you like most to have a coffee with (could be dead or alive)? PC: Martha Graham. What is your favorite city to tour to and why? PC: Barcelona. It was such a beautiful and active city and it was the first city I toured with the company and my family. I have great memories there! What was your biggest mishap in a performances? PC: My partner lifted me in the air and then he fell and dropped me on the floor! Such a disaster! Is there a special meal you have before performances? PC: Protein bar, banana, a lot of vegetables and ginger tea with lots of honey.
Bathing Suits by Norma Kamali