We had the good fortune of connecting with Evelyn Robaina and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Evelyn, why did you pursue a creative career?
It felt right ever since I was a little girl. The artist brain functions different I think. We have stories in our minds and we want to find ways to express that. We have so much passion inside that you’re burning and you feel constantly the need to be heard and express your emotions. In my case it’s through movement and music, and beauty, colors, pictures or videos. It’s a way to be in touch with your soul, and the believe that every single day is an adventure.
Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
I’ve been dancing for 27 years now. I think we (humans) are all different and unique. And we all are in the constant journey of getting to know who we are. I love what I do with all my heart, and I feel that every dancer does. My journey hasn’t been easy. I’ve been told many times ever since I was 10 years old, that I wasn’t good enough, many times I ve been told to quit, many times I’ve been rejected, and here I’m still. Dancing, choreographing, creating and loving it more and more each time. It’s hard to believe in yourself but when you do, you’re unstoppable because everyone has a place in this world, and you will always find people who appreciates you and who are moved and touched by your message. People who are inspired by you, and that’s the beauty of life. The difficult part could be, to stay inspired even during difficult times. My brand is about art, beauty, about being outgoing, fun, it’s about transformation and endless search for truth.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
Miami is an interesting and multicultural city. There is a lot to see. The beach is one of my favorites, south point park and the south point area of south beach. Places to eat are so many, and this city is in constant renewal, but midtown, Wynwood, little Haiti, Brickell, and Miami Beach have some of my favorite spots. From Mediterranean food, to Japanese, to fusion cuisine. I wish the city had more live entertainment tho. Live shows, live music , live art, is a drinking culture for sure, but I personally enjoy the simple stuff, like watching the sunset from anywhere in this city.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
My mother. Without her I wouldn’t be a dancer. She is the first person who believed in me, and showed me the way to achieve my dreams.