Chris Erk is a dancer whose feet speak volumes. He not only performs, but also illuminates students’ lives so that they too can experience the beauty of dance. We at TEDxPeachtree are extremely proud to showcase his talents this year. Please come see for yourself on October 17th!
Is this your first time performing at a TEDx event? What are your thoughts on presenting on October 17th?
This is my first time speaking at a TEDx. First and foremost, I have to say that it is an honor to be able to share the passion for my work amongst the esteemed TEDx community. I look forward to the enrichment that will come from this experience.
At the end of the day, what is it about your work that keeps you going?
What keeps me going in my work is the fact that I can take it anywhere. Although I am in the arts, what I find to be most valuable, are elements that can be shared across any field of interest.
What is your passion?
I am passionate about teaching. I love equal exchange of insight that is shared amongst a student and a teacher. These roles are one and the same.
What keeps you centered in this crazy world?
What keeps me centered is the understanding that each and everyone of us are on a similar journey of the unknown. Whenever things get complicated, I resign to the fact that I am not alone in my efforts towards deeper understandings.
What is one place you’ve visited that you’ll never forget?
One place that I have visited that I will never forget is the ancient city of Petra in Jordan. I remember in the first 10 minutes of the tour the guide cautioned us to save our film because it was going to be a long journey of amazing scenery. Every corner turned offered an image more magnificent than before.
What is your motto?