[Author’s note: “Senior Spotlight” is a miniseries offering a quick look at some of Oregon’s dance standouts. Today, we are getting to know Glencoe dancer Lexie Satter. Satter is a senior captain on the Tidettes. We provided Satter with a series of questions answer. Her responses are below.]
OSAAtoday: Why did you decided to join your high school dance team?
Lexie Satter: Since I was little, I’ve been a part of studio dance performances and competitions. When I came into high school, I wanted to be a part of something special and get involved within my high school community. That’s when I became familiar with my school's dance team. It combined something I love with being involved within my school's community. I have come to love and appreciate my dance teammates. They have become my second family. We have accomplished so much together and the bond we’ve created is unbreakable.
OSAAtoday: What style of dance do you enjoy performing most?
Satter: I love contemporary. It is such a beautiful style and I always feel so good after performing a contemporary routine. It’s so rewarding to go out and dance and make people feel something after you’ve completed your performance. We get to tell emotional stories through beautiful movement choreographed by our coaches.
OSAAtoday: If you could create a routine to any song what would it be? And why?
Satter: If I could create a routine to any song, it would be Hide and Seek by Imogen Heap. It’s such an emotional song and it would be so fun to bring out all of the emotions and the storytelling with this song.
OSAAtoday: What is your most memorable high school experience?
Satter: The day state 2020 was cancelled was such an emotional experience. All the hard work, hours of practices, props, and preparation that went into that routine was taken away and it was heartbreaking. I will never forget how I felt when I was told that we couldn’t perform on the state floor and all of the hard work we had put in was gone. I sobbed. I was devastated but I also grew stronger. I take advantage of any opportunity I have to dance. I appreciate any moment I get to dance with my team. And I have become even more grateful for my dance family and every performance.
OSAAtoday: What’s next for you after graduation? Will you pursue dance after high school?
Satter: After graduation I plan to go to college. I want to major in business administration and possibly double major or minor in dance. I hope in the future to become a choreographer or a dance team coach.