Premiering on National Coming Out Day 2019, this dance film was a way to express the emotions I felt as a dancer growing up. I found a radical lack of female queer representation in the ballet work and made my mind up to change that.
I partnered with singer/songwriter Daphne Willis (#2 on iTunes Singer/Songwriter Chart), choreographer Adriana Pierce (seen next in Spielberg's West Side Story film), dancers Georgina Pazcoguin (New York City Ballet Soloist) and Skye Mattox (of Fosse/Verdon and Broadway's Carousel).
We crowdfunded over the summer and shot the video at The YouTube Space NY in August.
I hope this video inspires viewers to be themselves and let love in. I also hope, as a lover of ballet, that this helps pave the way for more female choreographers and progressive storylines.
Victoria Duncan - Director / Executive Producer / Co-Editor
Adriana Pierce - Choreographer
Sheldon Walker - Director of Photography
Lee Milby - Production Designer
Alexander Frasse - Co-Editor
Qinza Malik Khan - Producer
Kat Cameron - Producer
Pooja Chauhan - Producer
Cameron Dinwiddie - Associate Producer
Kimberly Moore - Associate Producer
Shivangani Suri - Assistant Director
Walter Alexander Perez - Production Assistant
Michelle (Ziyi) Yao - Production Assistant / Art PA
Marco Andre - Camera Operator
Xiaoyu Chen - 1st Assistant Camera
Benjamin Handel - 2nd Assistant Camera
Eren Dennis Gedikoglu - Gaffer
Lucas Mestrallet - Key Grip
John Patrick White - Swing / Art Production Assistant
Cassaundra Franklin - Art Director
Tetiana Glushchenko - Hair and Make-Up
Amanda Broll - Stylist / Art Production Assistant
Lucila Manara Benedit - Art Production Assistant
Emily Bailey - Colorist
Sarah Lynne Midkiff - Behind-The-Scenes Photographer / Videographer
Gwyneth Ong - Photo Editor / Graphic Designer
Connor Kerrigan - Marley Installer
Stephen Kerrigan - Marley Installer
Daphne Willis - Singer/Songwriter "I Am Enough"
Ali VanHouten - Assistant to Daphne Willis
Dylan LoBue - YouTube Space Production Coordinator
Special thanks to:
-Our Indiegogo Backers
-The YouTube Space NY
-Ripley Grier Studios