Interview with Larissa Chelius Nomination & Photography by Lorraine Hinks Manchester, - United Kingdom
The Nomination: Ruby has come as a dancer to several my photography workshops. She is an amazing dancer and has experience in drama, acting in plays for a local theatre company. Ruby is inspiring through her dance and confidence she shows with her acting skills. Ruby is also friendly, kind and professional for a young woman. I love working with her. The passion within her love for dancing shines through every time.
How were you introduced to dancing? I was introduced to dancing when I was three by my mum. She took me to a dance class and from there I loved it and have danced ever since!
Does dancing help you when participating in plays? Yes, dancing has definitely helped me with acting because with Dance you have to portray stories and emotions without words, so it made acting easier.
What made you motivated to be a dancer at photography workshops? When Lorraine first approached me, I was super excited because I love being in front of the camera and had never done anything like that before. When I saw her previous work, that motivated me to model for her as she’s so talented.
What advice would you give to others who are interested in dancing and acting? I would just say go for it, it can change your life and really give you a purpose and it’s something you can constantly be improving on.
What struggles have you faced with all your activities? I’ve always struggled with self-confidence and not always feeling like I’m good enough but it’s something you overcome with time and practice. Also facing rejection is hard but it pushes you to get better. Ruby was featured in issue 15.