the doctor who dances to life

Aexsandra Estarita Villa feels free when she dances. He does not care about the place, it can be alone in his room or on a stage in front of hundreds of spectators. It is to the rhythm of the music where he reconnects with his being by feeling a “very deep connection” in each movement. This is how she has enjoyed her life since she was a three-year-old girl and her parents enrolled her in the Gloria Peña Dance Academy and later in her adolescence in the Mónica Herrera Ballet.

Alexsandra carries folklore in her veins. He enjoys any rhythm, but above all, he gets excited when the puja and mapalé sound. They are his favorites and he considers that “they must be worked with technique” as they are strong rhythms, which require a lot of energy. They are also cheerful, like her. Her spontaneity and self-confidence in talking about dance makes her eyes sparkle with excitement when asked about her passions.

That love of dance is marked on her skin. On the bottom of her left leg she has the word “dance” tattooed, as that is what “moves” her and allows her to “express her emotions.”

“I can dance to you when I am sad, happy or angry. How nice it would be if people could express their emotions with something artistic instead of violence or pain. Dancing has marked my life and that is why I decided to mark it on my skin ”.

Still he did not study dance. Alexsandra decided on Medicine, because “since she was a child” she knew she wanted to be a doctor. When he was not dancing, he dedicated himself to “attending” to his relatives, while walking around the house with a cart and a stethoscope. Born into a family made up mostly of doctors, the young woman from Barranquilla says that it was a matter of time before she too chose that path.

To comply with everything, he has a routine that he follows with discipline. His days begin at 4 in the morning to exercise from 5 to 6 and be free at 7, time in which he begins to work at the La Misericordia clinic, a place where he treats patients in the orthopedic service by consultation external, emergency or hospitalization. After almost 12 hours of work, he returns home at approximately 7 at night and that is when he begins to prepare his dance routines, record and take photos for his artistic and academic content on social networks.

“I always write down everything I am going to do and cross out what I was able to achieve. When I get home I know more or less what I’m going to do. I prepare it, eat something tasty or have a coffee and that’s it. We give it until it is time to rest. I don’t go to bed so late because otherwise I don’t sleep enough hours and I’m not going to give up the next day ”.