It's no secret San Diego has the best weather. Each month we ask one of our favorite San Diegans:
What else makes this city great?
Live: South Park
Work: As an entertainer I go where the gigs are, all over the city and also out of town. My other biz is massage therapy, I work at home and in clients’ homes anywhere in the SD area.
How Long: I've lived in South Park almost 4 years.
Where did you grow up?
I grew up in Chula Vista, attended a private school through 7th grade then went to Hilltop Junior and High school. I left San Diego when I was 19 to study dance in New York, I came back a few years later, then moved to San Francisco, then LA. I traveled for years as a dancer, lived in Florida for a while then came back to SD in the mid ‘90s. I got work out of town again and left for 4 years to work in the Caribbean. I’ve been back since 2000.
Besides the Weather, why do you continue to call San Diego home?
My family is in San Diego and now I have quite a few circles of friends, my women’s ritual circle, acquaintances and fans of my entertainment work here. (I’m a Michael Jackson impersonator!) I like the mix of SD both as a big small town and a small big city. There are great quality performing arts and theater, and good dance studios, which I would miss in a place more remote. I love being close to nature and there are so many lovely places to visit even just in Balboa Park, or a short drive to Cleveland National Forest. My home in South Park feels like I’m not in the middle of a city because I’m in a canyon and I love waking up to birds singing and wind in the trees!
Devra Gregory will be performing her show, Woman in the Mirror, A Dancer’s Journey, at White Box Live Arts on April 19th at 7:30 pm. There will definitely be some MJ love so get your tickets in advance!