We had the good fortune of connecting with Alex Yonkovich and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Alex, have there been any changes in how you think about work-life balance?
I think my balance was pretty solid when I was working in shows every night. That consistency allows you to be clear about work time and play time. With the circumstances of COVID, it is challenging to create and foster that balance because some days our full of work and others not so much. The most important part is writing things down; making a list of what needs to get done truly allows you to stay focused and have great time management. And on the other side of the coin, listening to your body and your mind. If you can’t focus or you are mentally exhausted, that is your chance to take time for yourself, meditate, and reset. Listening to your own needs always paves the way for balance. 

Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
I think when something comes naturally to you, you need to follow through with it full force. And sometimes that natural pull is in a more creative or artistic realm. Artistry and movement have been inspirations for both of us, as well as something we were good at. Although it takes a lot of blood, sweat, and tears to sculpt yourself into a dancer and choreographer, it truly is a passion that we trusted can turn into longevity. The end goal of our new podcast is to truly foster healthy conversations and be a brand that performers, artists, and all around humans can look towards and feel heard. At the end of our career, my co-host and I want to be figures that our open-minded and who bring important discussions to the entertainment industry. There is so much to uncover and there are many different corners that we ourselves may not be aware. If we can clear these paths, bring insight to those in this industry and those wanting to break through, we will have fulfilled our goal.

Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
Los Feliz has the cutest Italian spot called “Little Doms.” When outdoor dining opens back up, that should be the first place you head to! The best wine and Italian food I’ve ever tasted. You can still order takeout pizza too right now which is a must.

Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
I love “The Subtle Art of Not Giving A Fuck” by Mark Manson. I know everyone probably says that, but it really kept my time from being wasted!

Website: http://www.alexyonk.com/
Instagram: @alexyonk or @bookedandstressedpodcast

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