We all know of the young ballerina Miko Fogarty, star of First Position, the documentary about the Youth America Grand Prix. This film gave us insight into the competitive ballet circuit that she was such a prominent figure of for the majority of her childhood. From the age of nine until her acceptance into the Birmingham Royal Ballet in England at 17, Miko was one of the rising talents to watch as she consistently medaled for her performances on the stage.
And she still is someone to keep an eye on, although now as a UC Berkeley integrative biology student. In this TEDxBerkeley talk, Ms. Fogarty opens up about some of the challenging times in her youth, as well as the positive influences that ballet has had on who she is now as she embarks on a new chapter of her life studying medicine.
Cherilyn's lifelong passion for ballet has opened the door to the next chapter of her journey. Her strong foundation includes training at the School of American Ballet, being a featured dancer with Hartford Ballet and Carolina Ballet, and being co-director/owner of City Ballet Raleigh. She was granted the Affiliate Teacher Award after successfully completing the ABT National Training Curriculum®. A professional career in the industry along with extensive global travel provide her with a unique set of experiences to draw upon as a journalist and audience member. Cherilyn is excited to be sharing her insight about ballet around the world.