Christie is a dancer, choreographer, actor and host of the Inside Out Theory podcast! She talks with Blair about the importance of finding friendship with other artists who will celebrate your wins, and how important it is to her to maintain varied work across several careers as a performer, a creative, and an educator. She discusses the link between the physical pressures of working in the creative industries, especially as a dancer, and the mental health pressures - and the importance of understanding and accepting what one can and cannot control, as an antidote.
Also, Blair reveals some excellent Kevin Bacon trivia, and producer Elizabeth chimes in to debunk the old rumour about Lauryn Hill’s ‘racist statements’ about white people. Listen along to Christie’s songs at this Spotify playlist. Discussions begin:
Glenn Miller - In The Mood (08:27)
Driicky Graham - Snap Backs and Tattoos (09:58)
Roy Orbison - You Got It (20:42)
Kenny Loggins - Footloose (24:14)
Chicago Ensemble - All That Jazz (32:39)
Eminem - Lose Yourself (39:02)
Imagine Dragons - Believer (46:15)
Ricky Martin - Maria (51:58)
John Lennon - Imagine (59:59)
Lauryn Hill - Everything is Everything (1:03:17)
Katrina and the Waves - Walking on Sunshine (1:09:10)
You can find Christie:
On Twitter @christiemanning
and Instagram @christieleemanning
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