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Karina Beltran

Senior, Class of 2022

LACHSA Dance Department Major


What is the best thing about being back in person? Is there anything that surprised you about it?

Feeling the drive everyone has this year is both heartwarming and very inspirational. I didn’t expect to feel this push and motivation coming from my peers and now that I have it, I don’t want it to go away EVER.

What is your favorite thing about LACHSA right now?

The “soy crumble” burritos from The Spot :)

What are your goals for this year as a Dance Major?

~ Appreciate my capabilities AND restrictions in dance

~ Push my artistic limits

~ Inspire my lovely classmates

What is something you’re looking forward to experiencing this year as a Dance major?

I’m looking forward to really bonding with the senior class and exchanging special moments with them. It's my first and last FULL year at LACHSA so I need to make it my best.

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What is your favorite type of music to listen to?

At this very moment, Spanish music. Some artists I’ve been addicted to are Natalia La Fourcade, Carla Morrison, and Julieta Venegas.

What is your favorite type of music to dance to?

Anything with intricate beats or strong bass. I also recently discovered I love moving to Red Hot Chili Peppers as well.

If you could choose to have one super power, what would it be and why?

I’d love to speak to animals because people suck sometimes.

If you could give advice to your freshman self, what would it be?

Trust the process and really appreciate what LACHSA has to offer. Not everyone has the opportunity to do what you're doing so appreciate everything for what it is, feel whatever feelings you need to feel, but most importantly remember why you're here. Everyone knows everyone and the world is much smaller than you know so be yourself and bring everything you have to the table.

Do you have any plans for training in the Summer? Any specific dance intensives, training programs, competitions, etc…?

As of right now I have no idea what summer has in store for me but I definitely will be dancing LOL.


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