What My Teacher Taught Me: Aaron Loux

Loux in Mark Morris' Pacific

Mark Morris Dance Group’s Aaron Loux didn’t take ballet until he was 17, while studying at the Cornish Preparatory Dance Program. His teacher Marie Chong helped shatter his preconceived notions about the classic dance form.

“I spent so many years resisting ballet and thinking it was stiff and boring compared to modern dance. When I finally got into her class, I suddenly felt so beautiful doing the movement. I felt I had to get my nose to the grindstone right away and improve as fast as I could. She noticed that and responded to it. She gave me confidence. Her attitude was always, ‘Yeah, you definitely can do that.’”

See Loux perform tonight with MMDG at 7:30 pm at Fox Cities Performing Arts Center in Appleton, Wisconsin.

Photo by Hilary Schwab, courtesy of MMDG

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