Creative fulfillment takes center stage
Goucher’s dance program is intense. In order to graduate with a performance major Colarik needed to be working around the clock on modern and ballet equally. But despite time-consuming dance classes and rehearsals, she somehow found the time to develop another discipline: photography.
Throughout college, taking pictures slowly made its way into her skill set. Goucher didn’t offer a photography minor, but that didn’t stop her from exploring the fine art.
She recalls one project in particular that sparked her interest in photography as something more than just a hobby. The assignment was to capture something, “on the edge.” So she spent one of her fall concerts photographing dancers in 35 mm film from backstage -- sometimes right before her cue. “I really like the intimacy of those photos,” Colarik says. “Like, I know those people and I wasn’t just a paid photographer doing that. I know what to look for in terms of movement and stillness.”