The few hours of the day the sun is up means so much to us during the winter. It recharges us, and gives us hope that brighter days soon will come. Yesterday Sigrid Welde and Johanna Ekström who study at Balettakademien came out to Näsbypark for a dance photoshoot.
My name is Sigrid Welde, i am 20 years old and i am a second year student at Balettakademien in Stockholm. I started dancing from a young age for fun, and now it has become such an important part of my identity. I have always loved music, and it is a big source of inspiration for me. I love moving after the feelings i get from what i hear, the surroundings, what my thoughts are, or feelings. I mostly have done and do jazz and modern dance. Moving, working and listening to my own body gives me a lot. I also really like how physical the dance can be, and the feeling of you really using all of your instrument.
My name is Johanna Ekström, I am 20 years old and a second year student in the professional dancer education at Balettakademien Stockholm. I have danced since I was 4 years old. I mostly do commercial dance and jazz, but I enjoy contemporary dancing as well. The interest in dance started pretty early when I realised how much you really can express with your body through music. It quickly became my own way of communicating in a sense. Except from dancing I’ve also always had a weak spot for singing and acting, a dream in the future would absolutely be to work within some musicals.Johanna Ekström