Simone Cameresi

Interview Highlights
Q: How has the COVID-19 pandemic affected you as a performing artist and the communities you are in?
I know there are a lot of online classes but taking class in your bedroom is not the most ideal thing. It's hard to not be able to dance fully. That is one of our ways of expressing our feelings—to just move. And as dancers, we can’t not move. Everything is very up in the air right now. This is the longest I have ever gone without dancing in my whole twenty-one years of living. I have been dancing since I was four. Five months is a long time to not dance, and it's so hard trying to find who you are without the dancing part. That is a struggle even now, thinking of future things, like “what do you do when you can't perform”? Performing is all I know. It's so hard when it's your job and passion.
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Simone Cameresi was born in Italy and raised in Anaheim Hills, California where she trained at Murrieta Dance Project, Dmitri Kulev Classical Ballet Academy, and Mather Dance Company. In 2013 and 2014, she was selected as a modern dance semifinalist in the Music Center Spotlight Awards, and in 2014, she was also selected as a YoungArts Foundation merit winner. She is currently working towards her BFA in dance and a minor in New Media and Digital Design at Fordham University and The Ailey School. This is Simone’s 1st season with Ballet Hispánico.