Tcheser Feaster

is creating A Personal Experience: My Path Through Dance

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Hi guys! My name is Tcheser Feaster. I am a 21 year old aspiring professional dancer and I need your help.

My dream is to dance with the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater. I have wanted to dance since I was 11 and auditioned for The Lion King on Broadway. I got to the final cuts but wasn't chosen, they told me it was because I was turning 12, the cut off age for boys because of body and voice changes. But that experience put the desire to dance and perform in me. Shortly after, in the 8th grade guests artists from the Alvin Ailey Dance Theater, came to my school and performed a piece and spoke with us. They seemed like the most graceful, strong, beautiful beings I had ever seen, and I wanted to learn to dance like them. However for many reasons, mainly fear, I never pursued my dream fully. I chose to pursue a "safer" path, medicine. I would have continued along that trajectory, had not one drastic event changed my path.

In November 2016, my father passed away suddenly. Naturally, everything in my life changed, and along with those changes an internal shift occurred. Now, almost 3 years later, I've come to understand that life is too short not to pursue that which you love fully and with all your heart, and leave nothing to regret. It took my father's passing, and all that came with it, to show me that. However, it all lead me to where I am today. Which is pursuing my dream to dance professionally.

In October of 2016, I began working at the Alvin Ailey Extension in order to take classes. I returned in June of 2018 and have been taking classes at the extension since then. I have been working hard and have progressed, and am now able to take professional classes at the Alvin Ailey School as well.

We have come to the point of concern now...

My first goal is to get into the Alvin Ailey School Professional Division Program. The program requires a minimum of 2-3 years ballet technique, in order to be on par with the rest of the applicants. One of my ballet teachers, whom I met taking classes at the extension, believes in me and has offered to train me with private lessons to get me to the level I need to be at. This in conjunction with taking classes with the Ailey School and Extension, will get me to where I need to be.

The issue is finances and time. In order to to reach my goals, I have to devote my energy to dance full time, which means I can no longer work full time.

The cost of the ballet lessons will come up to 1000/month. Rent and transportation comes to another 1000/ month. I will be working side jobs, to cover other expenses such as food, cell phone bill, and miscellaneous expenses. I am not looking to quit working all together and recreate that income, I am just looking to cover those "monthly' portions of my life to ensure that I am stable. While patronage is building, I will be providing monthly content.

All patrons from $5 and up, will get access to my biweekly blog posts on my journey, thoughts, experiences, challenges and successes. Want to contribute more than $5/ month? Awesome! I will be adding cool stuff that will be exclusive to people who contribute at higher levels--monthly and bi-monthly choreographed dance videos, class clips, pictures, and even T-shirts! I'm going to have fun with it!

So yea! Let's get started.




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Hi guys! My name is Tcheser Feaster. I am a 21 year old aspiring professional dancer and I need your help.

My dream is to dance with the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater. I have wanted to dance since I was 11 and auditioned for The Lion King on Broadway. I got to the final cuts but wasn't chosen, they told me it was because I was turning 12, the cut off age for boys because of body and voice changes. But that experience put the desire to dance and perform in me. Shortly after, in the 8th grade guests artists from the Alvin Ailey Dance Theater, came to my school and performed a piece and spoke with us. They seemed like the most graceful, strong, beautiful beings I had ever seen, and I wanted to learn to dance like them. However for many reasons, mainly fear, I never pursued my dream fully. I chose to pursue a "safer" path, medicine. I would have continued along that trajectory, had not one drastic event changed my path.

In November 2016, my father passed away suddenly. Naturally, everything in my life changed, and along with those changes an internal shift occurred. Now, almost 3 years later, I've come to understand that life is too short not to pursue that which you love fully and with all your heart, and leave nothing to regret. It took my father's passing, and all that came with it, to show me that. However, it all lead me to where I am today. Which is pursuing my dream to dance professionally.

In October of 2016, I began working at the Alvin Ailey Extension in order to take classes. I returned in June of 2018 and have been taking classes at the extension since then. I have been working hard and have progressed, and am now able to take professional classes at the Alvin Ailey School as well.

We have come to the point of concern now...

My first goal is to get into the Alvin Ailey School Professional Division Program. The program requires a minimum of 2-3 years ballet technique, in order to be on par with the rest of the applicants. One of my ballet teachers, whom I met taking classes at the extension, believes in me and has offered to train me with private lessons to get me to the level I need to be at. This in conjunction with taking classes with the Ailey School and Extension, will get me to where I need to be.

The issue is finances and time. In order to to reach my goals, I have to devote my energy to dance full time, which means I can no longer work full time.

The cost of the ballet lessons will come up to 1000/month. Rent and transportation comes to another 1000/ month. I will be working side jobs, to cover other expenses such as food, cell phone bill, and miscellaneous expenses. I am not looking to quit working all together and recreate that income, I am just looking to cover those "monthly' portions of my life to ensure that I am stable. While patronage is building, I will be providing monthly content.

All patrons from $5 and up, will get access to my biweekly blog posts on my journey, thoughts, experiences, challenges and successes. Want to contribute more than $5/ month? Awesome! I will be adding cool stuff that will be exclusive to people who contribute at higher levels--monthly and bi-monthly choreographed dance videos, class clips, pictures, and even T-shirts! I'm going to have fun with it!

So yea! Let's get started.




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Tiers
Red Guard
$1 or more per month
Red is the first color which appears in the visible color spectrum. And just so, you are my first line of supporters. Welcome to the family guys! Here is access to my patron-only feed. See you inside!
Orange Guard
$3 or more per month
Orange is the second color which appears in the visible color spectrum. You are my second line of supporters! Welcome to the family guys! Every month, I'll have a Patreon-live chat where I will answer questions from you guys. Come on through, lets kick it! 
Yellow Guard
$5 or more per month
Yellow is the third color which appears in the visible color spectrum. You are my third line of supporters. Welcome to the family guys! In addition to all of the previous tier benefits, you get access to my biweekly blogs on my most recent dancescapades! Talk to you soon. ; ) 
Green Guard
$10 or more per month
Green is the fourth color which appears in the visible color spectrum. You are my fourth line of supporters. Welcome to the family guys! In addition to all previous tier benefits, you guys get access to my monthly dance videos. Thank you for the support!
Blue Guard
$20 or more per month
Blue is the fifth color which appears in the visible color spectrum. You are my fifth line of supporters. Welcome to the family guys! In addition to all previous tier benefits, you guys receive access to not just one, but TWO dance videos every month! Take care! 
Indigo Guard
$50 or more per month
Indigo is the sixth color which appears in the visible color spectrum. You are my sixth line of supporters. Welcome to the family guys! In addition to all previous tier benefits, you guys receive unique access to my creative process in the form of weekly vlogs and an Indigo Guard t-shirt (so you can show off to all of your friends) ; ). 
Violet Guard
$100 or more per month
Violet is the seventh color which appears in the visible color spectrum. We've come to the end of the line y'all...You are my seventh line of supporters. Welcome to the family guys! In addition to all previous tier benefits, you guys get a Skype video session as well a personal gratitude booklet. Made by me, delivered directly to you. Thank you!