2018-2019 Dancer Profile: Javier Morales

Javier Morales joined Kansas City Ballet in 2017. He’s originally from Pinar del Río, Cuba. 

Q: TELL US WHY YOU BECAME A DANCEr.

A: For pure fun until I realized I was good at dancing.

Q: WHAT IS IT LIKE TO BE A PROFESSIONAL DANCER? 

A: Now looking back and after having traveled to 18 countries and having danced in more than 200 theaters around the world including many that were prestigious, I can say it is a great experience to participate in a community that brings everyone closer to the most noble and probably ancient art of humanity. The Dance.

Kansas City Ballet Dancers Austin Meiteen and Javier Morales. Photography: Brett Pruitt & East Market Studios.
Kansas City Ballet Dancers Austin Meiteen and Javier Morales. Photography: Brett Pruitt & East Market Studios.

Q: WHAT QUESTION DO YOU GET ASKED MOST ABOUT YOUR JOB AS A DANCER?

A: What they ask the most is whether the work in the ballet is hard. What some do not know is that not only is it hard, but dancers have the highest standards in terms of training, almost at the level, and in some cases more, than many high-risk sports.

Q: WHAT DO YOU LIKE TO DO WHEN YOU ARE NOT DANCING?

A: I write and read since I am conscious with the hope of one day publishing my stories. I am fascinated to investigate the evolution of human consciousness in all its aspects and it is amazing to observe how nothing has changed for a long time.

Q: WHAT WAS THE BEST LIFE ADVICE YOU EVER RECEIVED?

A: There is no magic trick. Go for it and work hard. Learn how to learn. Give up your ego and arrogance that will only lead you to a world of loneliness. Be humble without you coming to pretend

 

Top Photo by Brett Pruitt & East Market Studios.

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