Name: Eileen Frazer
Support: My family, without them I would not be where I am today.
Why did you become a dancer? I have been dancing since I was 7 and it became a part of me. I enjoy the discipline and work that goes with it, but mostly enjoy the final product, being on stage and being able to inspire or reach someone out in the audience, making them feel part of my world.
What is your daily regimen? I get to the Ballet Memphis studio at around 9 a.m. to warm my body up for ballet class. I take class everyday, from 9:30 to 11, it is my time to keep working on my technique and get my body ready for rehearsals. I have five hours of rehearsal with a 45-minute lunch break in between.
What other exercise or workouts do you do in addition to dancing? I do cardio, walking usually 45 minutes to an hour three or four times per week. Pilates twice a week and Yoga once a week.
Who/what inspires you? My great aunt Norma is my role model. She has showed me that with hard work and determination anything can be achieved, she taught me to set high goals for my life and to trust the journey. Everything happens in order for us to learn and grow.
Bragging rights: I am proud of where I am today. I am one of those few people who can wake up and do what they love every day.
Power song: I am Panamanian and I love my Latin music. It reminds me of home and gets me in a great mood. "Picky" by Joey Montana, "La Gozadera" by Gente de Zona, "Hasta Que Se Seque el Malecon" by Jacob Forever are some of my favorites.
Favorite gear: Nike Free, Under Armour socks, Victoria Sport tights.
Nobody knows: It is kind of embarrassing, but I am obsessed with Minions.
Health tip: Mind over matter. Our bodies are stronger than we think. Just keep your mind going, do not give up and you will be surprised at the amazing things you can accomplish.
Guilty pleasure: I love chocolate and red wine.