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Monday, October 25, 2004

graduate school... the epic

Well, I'm back, finally... Sheesh! The DSL was down for a while; I took the GRE, I've been working a bunch of 12 hour shifts, travelling to Mountain View to cover the missing worker down there. Mayhem, basically, but not totally unpleasant.
The GRE went fine. I didn't explode the computer with my stunning skills, but I think I did just fine. I will get the percentage and essay scores next week, probably. I had to spend a couple of days totally freaking out about it, though. Many thanks to my lovely S and J, who comforted me in my time of psychosis. And I have offers for letters of recommendation from two of my profs, so far, so that is two out of three needed, although I may have to hunt harder for the last ones.. It's so hard to be asking and simultaneously wondering whether you should ask someone else who knows you less well, because they might be more major-specific, or famous, but they hardly remember your face. Maybe that is who I should find for the third one; someone with a shiney name. Problem is, I don't know how to find out who does have a shiney name; is there a list somewhere? In my book, my two peeps so far are my favoritest teachers in the world, and I want to be a good teacher like they are when I grow up. They're the people who've inspired me. Too bad I can't just bring them with me, and we could all interview together, and then the admissions comittee would be equally astounded by their talent.
I will have to start writing soon. I think I'll take my samples from work I did while in school; especially since I was in better practice with writing back then. I'll clean them up and probably have to edit for length, though, but at least I won't be starting from scratch. That would sure be a lot of work.
Has anyone out there applied to grad school and gotten in, who would be willing to let me peruse their statement of purpose? I am really feeling a little bit lost about how that should go. Mucho hearts to all who wil help!!

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Dance & Fitness Faculty member at San Francisco Peninsula Community Colleges, Director, Choreographer & Featured Dancer, Founder of the Living Dead Girlz, and Owner of the Steele Dance Company, which provides entertainment for festivals, corporate events, conventions and private events. Teaching private dance lessons and creating choreography since 1997, Steele graduated from the University of California at Berkeley with a Double Major in Dance and Comparative Literature and completed her Master of Fine Arts in Dance and Choreography at Mills College. She has toured all the major cities in Germany and performed at the Cannes Film Festival as the featured dancer in TRIP -- Remix Your Experience, a multimedia exhibition of film, live music and art. Steele has also performed as a featured dancer for RJ Reynolds (CAMEL) promotional events. Steele currently manages the go-go dancers of "Poor Impulse Control," who perform frequently in San Francisco's industrial, alternative, and rock venues.