Spotlight Dancer: Adi Nisimov

Britt Jacobson

Staff Writer

In her “Pardon my Swag” tank top and sequined M.C. Hammer pants, Adi Nisimov ’14, led the Milken Dance Team in their performance. They danced to the song, “Tennis Court,” by Lorde, at the annual Hannukah town meeting this past month.

This event marked the Dance Team’s first presentation of the year, and additionally marked the fourth year Adi Nisimov ‘14 has been a part of the competitive group.

Adi, on Coach Andrew's right, poses with her team in the Hollander Gymnasium.

Nisimov knew she wanted to join the team before even entering her high school career. “When I was an incoming 7th grader I saw a Milken Dance Team performance at the Open House and I loved it. I knew that I wanted to be a part of that team when I got to the high school,” said the dancer.

Looking back on her Milken experience, Nisimov expresses how close she and her fellow teammates have become. Her favorite Dance Team quality is how they have formed into a family. The whole group is very supportive of each other, and tends to hang out together often. With four weekly practices, it would be difficult not to get close.

“Practice is never a dull moment, especially with Adi, and there have been so many incredible and hilarious moments that I know I will never forget,” said Andrew Rincon, Dance Team Coach.

Nisimov also dances outside of Milken, totaling to an average of nine hours of dance a week.

The current senior stated that she would definitely be pursuing her passion of performing arts through college.

Rincon has some advice for Nisimov and the other dancers for their futures: “I would just say to follow your path. Don’t try and follow someone else’s, or a path where you lose yourself. Stay focused on your goals and they will be reached. Every dancer is a unique individual, embrace your talents and focus on your own personal growth. Take advantage of the emotional and physical outlet dance has to offer you, because not everyone can experience that the way a dancer does. And always, always, listen to your coach when they tell you what counts to follow!”