Katherine Alvarado

“The beauty of ballet itself is that it teaches you to always think ahead and have contingency plans,” said Katherine Alvarado, lead “Arabian dancers” playing the role of Coffee in Land of Sweets. Ballet dancers always have to be prepared for malfunctions on the stage, such as a sudden going off of lights. “So a lot of us have more than one passion,” she said. “We just are focus on this one [ballet].” (Xiaoyi Liu/MEDILL)

“The beauty of ballet itself is that it teaches you to always think ahead and have contingency plans,” said Katherine Alvarado, lead “Arabian dancer” playing the role of Coffee in Land of Sweets. Ballet dancers always have to be prepared for malfunctions on the stage, such as a sudden going off of lights. “So a lot of us have more than one passion,” she said. “We just are focus on this one [ballet].” (Xiaoyi Liu/MEDILL)

“The beauty of ballet itself is that it teaches you to always think ahead and have contingency plans,” said Katherine Alvarado, lead “Arabian dancers” playing the role of Coffee in Land of Sweets. Ballet dancers always have to be prepared for malfunctions on the stage, such as a sudden going off of lights. “So a lot of us have more than one passion,” she said. “We just are focus on this one [ballet].” (Xiaoyi Liu/MEDILL)