Lauri Fitz-Pegado reflects on life and her passion for dance in “Dancing in the Dash”

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Lauri Fitz-Pegado, author of Dance in the dashboard‘(Photo courtesy of Edward C. Jones)

Lauri Fitz-Pegado has spent many years in the public and private sectors as a civil servant, foreign service officer, appointed presidential in the Ministry of Commerce. In addition, her work in telecommunications and as a world-renowned lawyer has taken her to work, live and travel abroad.

In his new memories, Dancing in the Dash: my story of empowerment, diplomacy and resilience, Fitz-Pegado shares his life journey, experiences, thoughts and observations. Her story provides an insight into how her dance training helped establish the essential skills of balance, endurance and perseverance that informed her on how to approach the challenges she has faced professionally and personally.

Deployment spoke with Fitz-Pegado about his creative memories, his origins, and his life-changing ideas.

What’s the story behind the title?
I wanted to write a life story that I call a creative memoir. Dance and ballet in particular have been so important that they have given me strength, resilience and power. But the ballet has really been my cornerstone. It’s something that has helped me whether I’m dancing, being a diplomat, or being a business executive. … It is an art form that may not be appreciated so widely [as others] and recognized for what he instills in young people: discipline and perseverance.

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