Sascha Olivier Sampson is a Namibian Dancer, Dance Instructor, Owner of the Moon Goddess Dance Studio and Lecturer in Performing Arts at the University of Namibia. Dance has always been Sascha’s life, so when a scary diagnosis meant Sascha couldn’t dance her world was shattered. However, this became a turning point in her dance career and ultimately saw her move into a different style of dance, Belly Dance.
“After going to the doctors, and them not knowing for a while what was wrong, they discovered it was my heart. The heart being a muscle and it being worked to it’s fullest capacity when I was rehearsing, it had decided no more and it was only functioning at about 50 percent.”
In this episode of the MYD Show, Sascha shares with us on how even a difficulty in the road could be a turning point to the life of your dreams.
“The wisdoms that I have, have been put together through experiences. One of them, is a piece of information that I give to all my students, is that it doesn’t matter how good you are, it matters how good you are to work with.”
In this MYD show podcast we find out:
- Sascha passion for dance and how this was part of how she found her way back to dance after a scary diagnosis
- The process that led her to start Shimmy for Shelter, and the joy this has brought her
- What it is like to be a dancer in Namibia
- Sascha’s message for Namibian audiences
Take a listen to the MYD Show with Sascha Olivier Sampson, here :