by Erin Brennan, Student, Canada’s Royal Winnipeg Ballet School
My name is Erin and I dance with Canada’s Royal Winnipeg Ballet School. I am going into my fourth year with the school; however, I’ve been dancing about 15 years in total. I first started dancing because I watched a performance with Karen Kain in it on television and loved it. I soon found my passion and before long knew it was what I wanted to do in life.
I currently live with a roommate in an apartment, but I lived in residence for two years before that. I’m glad I had the opportunity to live in res. for my first couple years, as it made the transition away from home much easier. I am very close with my family so it was tough at first, but I have gained much independence and learned many life lessons.