My name is Leticia and I’ve always been a dancer with passion. The first time I got in touch with ROOTS&ROUTES was in 2006 where I went to the cologne auditions. Back then as a participant I was so proud to get to know different talents from Europe during this one week project and make new friends with people I’m still close to nowadays. Getting the chance to perform then with all the singers, dancers and media people at the summer jam festival in cologne was a great experience.
After a three month student program in NYC and professionalizing my dancing skills in 2007 I got the chance to work as a urban dance coach for a ROOTS & ROUTES project called “ROOTS&ROUTES goes Bergisch Gladbach” in 2008. Since then I’ve been coaching this project year after year and it’s a big honor for me as this project is not only focusing on being intercultural and bringing different people together to create impressive art on the basis of the HipHop culture; this annual project also works on very important and current social and political themes like “anti-racism”, “against discrimination”, “tolerance for refugees” etc.
A very special experience with ROOTS & ROUTES was the international project “(De-)Construct Gender: Urban Culture for Equal Rights and Sexual Diversity” on the German island Baltrum in 2015 as I personally really connect to this subject through my gender studies at university. And being able to combine my passion and social concerns with very motivated international talents was a big experience.
Working and cooperating with ROOTS & ROUTES means a lot to me and enriches my passion as a dancer and dance coach because it combines important values like passion, respect, humanity, social reflection and much more. Values that are very important for a peaceful and harmonious leaving together of the divers human beings. I hope and wish to stay part of the ROOTS & ROUTES projects and family for the next years!
Working and cooperating with ROOTS & ROUTES means a lot to me because it combines important values like passion, respect, humanity and social reflection.