PMT House of Dance
After several inspections that were focused on shutting down and criminalizing dance, questioning a person's status as a business owner and other items not related to safety, I turned my outrage into action. I spoke out, joining several advocacy groups and helping to form the Dance Studio Alliance NYC.
I have been dancing my entire life. I moved to the USA to dance. I live in New York City to be able to dance.
So, when one of the last surviving ballroom studios in the city was unjustly and arbitrarily closed by NYC inspectors this summer, l created a petition to save NYC's dance industry. That petition was like a little droplet, which together with many others built a torrent, culminating in the Dance Studio Alliance's formation.