I’m amazed at the incredible talent of young ones today! I had the pleasure of meeting this talented young lady, Amber Barbee Pickens, who attends The Julliard School Of Performing Arts And Dance.
Her phenomenal modern dance performance at the Texas Medal of Arts Awards on Wednesday night blew my mind and captivated the entire audience! It was a spellbinding performance filled with passion, fluidity and beautiful form. Amber has trained with Debbie Allen and the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater... AND the cherry on top is that she attended Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts in Dallas, Texas, along with other alumni, like Erykah Badu and Norah Jones. Amber is very focused and dedicated to dance. She also takes voice lessons and she acts. After she graduates from Juilliard her goal is to perform on Broadway. I have no doubt in my mind that she will fulfill that goal! She is a beautiful soul inside and out, and an exemplary role model for young girls who are pursuing their dreams in the Arts!