I'm Available!

by Gabriela Simich


Need a social media manager for your business? I have 4 years of experience and am ready to build your social accounts!

Here some examples of my work:
Les Twins:
https://www.facebook.com/lestwinsofficial
https://twitter.com/offlestwins
https://instagram.com/officiallestwins

DanceOn:
https://www.facebook.com/DanceOnNetwork
https://twitter.com/danceonnetwork
https://instagram.com/danceonnetwork

DancePlug:
https://twitter.com/danceplug
https://instagram.com/danceplug/
 

AND...

Need a ballet or contemporary dance teacher for your studio or school? I do that too! 

Let's see if we're a good fit for each other.  Send me a message


Top 3 Websites for Artists

by Gabriela Simich in ,


Do Artists Need a Personal Website? Um, YES!

website

A personal website is home base for all your social media accounts and a place to showcase your professional portfolio.  These days, you have the ability to do it yourself for a reasonable price. Here are my top 3!

1. Squarespace  - Best option for artists. The templates are designed to enhance your work! Clean and sophisticated looks with every function you could need for your website including ecommerce abilities. My favorite part might be the customer service! You'll get a response from a human within 24-hours of submitting your ticket. AND they don't answer back with an annoying link where you have to scroll endlessly to find your answer. It's the simple things in life, such as an answered question, that I love!   

2. Wix  - Another great option with desirable templates and It's really just a matter of taste why it's number 2 for me and not 1.  I just think Squarespace is more aesthetically pleasing!  I've not heard anyone complain about using Wix because it has all the essentials.

3. Wordpress - You might need to get a little from a website designer/coder to help out if you don't find a template to your liking. However, Wordpress has been around longer than the other two and is your basic go-to website builder. They have the experience in longevity, but be on guard of spammy comments! 

You're website should look alive and move!  

Make sure to consistently update your website with new work and information. A blog is a great way to secure new content for your site and give people a reason to keep visiting it.  Whether you're an artist or not, stunning images and video are a must to provide a strong understanding of who you are and what you do as an artist. 

Did I leave anything out? Let me know in the comments below! 

Go on, and don't be afraid to self-promote!

Dance, Even When You're Busy

by Gabriela Simich


We can all relate to tackling many projects at one time. It's the artist's way! Even though my day is largely spent online, promoting dance, it doesn't make sense to continue being on the computer if I'm not ever away from it.  Just watching videos of dancing and seeing hundreds of inspiring videos online is not enough to satisfy my dance belly.  

Dance Away From the Keyboard!

We are supposed to move! I don't care who you are and what you do, just please move.  For someone that's considered active, even I have to remind myself to move sometimes. Sitting at the computer can be a killer!  Computer and phone screens can be this hypnotizing obsession whether you're on there for work or pleasure. Balance it out with a good beat and some funky moves. Dance it out, Kevin Bacon style. 

To practice what I preach, I'm performing this Friday night, downtown LA for A Piece of Body vol.2 "Mirror".  I composed a little solo where I get to wear a silver suit and dance around to my favorite band, Failure. What could be more awesome than that? 

 

If I don't dance soon, I'll die.

If I don't dance soon, I'll die.

Staying true to my social media dance studies, the piece will carry on themes about the created online identity with the computer screen being the new mirror. Let's face it, kids today probably take more #selfies than looking in the mirror. (I'm probably included as one of these 'kids' but I'm not ready to admit it yet.) 

Anyways, screw this and let's go dance.


the dressmaker

by Gabriela Simich in , ,


For this collaboration of poetry and dance, I had the poet choose one of her poems for my dance image. Here is what she saw...

Photo by Gloria Plascencia 

Photo by Gloria Plascencia 

the dressmaker

 

because it is not the bed i want

but large timbers above my head derived

from my dreams, and a baby

wailing in need of my steady calm. because it is a day

with rain i will need a drink

on a veranda and a hamburger
from a hole-in-the-wall place

i’ll say my dad would like because

it is his way to reach for something true.

because i have tried to do this, too, i have lost

myself in the treehouse mirror. that’s why it is not

the bed that i want. that is why there’s too much

sheet between us.

-Carrie Chappell