Embrace Your Uniqueness

 

Jenna Rubaii shares what it’s like to be on the 50th Anniversary Tour of Jesus Christ Superstar, the importance of flexibility during inevitable career ups-and-downs, and what she’s learned along the way. 

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Key Quotes:

  • “Just let things go and let life happen.”
  • “Flexibility is a huge thing to remember–and know that change is inevitable.” 
  • “Day-in-the-life right now means making sure I’m mentally well before the shows.”
  • “Find a way to perform as much as possible.”
  • “Just get yourself to do things.”
  • “You yourself have to love this. It doesn’t matter what other people feel about it…because everyone’s going to have opinions on what you should and shouldn’t do.” 
  • “The hard thing is you don’t know if you’re going to work…so much of it depends on other people’s decisions.”
  • “Continually love your own individuality.”
  • “Embrace what’s unique about you–and don’t shy away from that. Your quirks might get you a job.”
  • “It’s a lot of work. It’s an everyday challenge for all of us.”
  • “I appreciate the ups and downs because it makes you cherish the ups so much more.” 
  • “The most important thing is finding something that is going to be good for you, that will make you happy.”
  • “My biggest lifesaver was collaborating and making my own art.” 
  • “Continue to create your own work and put it out there as much as possible.”
  • “As long as you’re working, progressing, and taking big leaps in your work–you’re doing well.” 
  • “Get out and see as much as you can, do as much as you can, even if it’s not your favorite thing or it’s scary to you, just try it and that will enrich your artistic life.” 

 

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