Cielo Chavez

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Cielo Chavez

Cielo Chavez, a junior in her third year in the CoSA Dance Conservatory, has been dancing since she was three years old. While attending Coronado Middle School Cielo heard about the arts program at CHS, decided to audition, and has been happy with that decision ever since!  In addition to her time dancing at CoSA, Cielo competes with her dance team from Movement Dance Center. She enjoys all forms of dance, including ballet, tap, jazz, hip hop and more. Her favorite form of dance is contemporary.

Cielo has found one of the most fulfilling aspects of CoSA Dance is the opportunity to choreograph her own dances. She has choreographed pieces for every show since her freshman year. This and the CoSA dance course of study have resulted in growth in Cielo’s artistic abilities. This has been especially important to her, as she seeks a balance between competitive dance in her personal life, and artistic expression at school.

Cielo finds that there are challenges in balancing her academics, CoSA, and all of her dance competitions, however, time management and organization happen to be her strengths. She uses little pockets of time to either get her work done, or slow down and take time for herself. Cielo recommends to incoming CoSA students to not get too overwhelmed by trying to do everything their first year. She did say, however, that the members of CoSA Dance are supportive, and there for each other during these challenging times.

During the summer Cielo participates in intensive programs at the Movement Dance Center. These summer intensives are typically 5 days per week, 4 hours per day. Cielo enjoys these opportunities to focus on and develop specific dance forms. After graduation from CHS in 2017, Cielo plans to study mechanical engineering at a university that also has a dance program. She hopes to either minor in dance, or be part of a dance team or club. Cielo recently attended a college fair where she was able to identify universities that offer strong engineering programs and dance opportunities. There is no doubt that Cielo can balance such a course of study, as she has demonstrated already during her time in CoSA. We look forward to watching Cielo’s continued accomplishments in her senior year!