Lucero Speaks

Think ~ Create ~ Become!

// Author: Annetta Lucero // 6 Comments


When I hear athletes, artists, coaches, etc. make statements about how somebody “stole my routine”, “took my trick”, “copied my whole section”, I am always perplexed.
This mindset has never been an issue for me.   There are only so many things one can do with a baton, a body, a movement, yet there are endless possibilities one can do with your imagination.   It never bothered me to see others repeating things I had in my routines.   It motivated me to create a twist on those very things.   “Oh!”  I would think, “this person has the exact series of tricks as I have in my opening…   how can I make mine faster, more interesting, more exceptional…”  and then I would work until I created something.
Copying?   Thank you.   Thank you for giving me the opportunity to think, create and BECOME.   I was never afraid to put my new material on the floor.   I was always excited to show everyone what I had.   Did people take things I had created and use them.   Yes.   Was it a problem?   Absolutely not.
Shed the fear, anger and jealousies and just be who you are.   Expand what you are capable of by continuing to raise the bar without judgement towards those who need to learn from your creativity.   You can reach your highest potential by focusing on YOU and leaving the petty issues behind.    You may even create something so unusual that everybody in the world copies it…  and then honors you by giving it your name.


Here I am performing the movement that I discovered when I was 12 years old.
It came to be known internationally as The Lucero Roll  by the time I was 14.



  1. Penny - November 20, 2013 7:01 pm

    Thank you, once again, for giving us all something to practice: being ourselves and losing the jealousies. After all, there are so many more important things in life than petty nonsense. I truly enjoyed this post.

  2. Tammy - November 20, 2013 8:02 pm

    Loved this!! :)

  3. Laura Stansell - November 20, 2013 10:42 pm

    The Lucero roll is a perfect example of this.

  4. Valdeane - November 20, 2013 11:16 pm

    Great insight! I ALWAYS worry that I’m never the innovator, always only an immitator… But art always inspires art and so I believe it’s okay to use someone’s art as the springboard for my own individual creation… But I sure like to strive for originality!

  5. Annetta Lucero - November 20, 2013 11:47 pm

    For those folks who feel like they are “the copiers”, do not harbor negative or lesser feelings for this. Everything you are inspired by always has your personal mark on it in one way or another. Everyday I see things of beauty that help me to create. Sometimes my creation very much resembles the work I gleaned inspiration from. We are all here vibrating in this world together and there is always room for each persons variation of creativity. If we retain and promote a spirit of joy and sharing our lives will be greatly enhanced and our creations will resonate with beauty and not be stifled by the demands of ownership.

  6. Val Willman - November 21, 2013 1:49 am

    I appreciate your comments, Annetta. I believe that God made us all unique. There is only one YOU. Even when the same exact tricks and sequences are performed, they WILL look different on each. I love your attitude represented by your question, “How can I make it better, faster, add a twist…etc.” How can I perform as ME, doing it the way only I can?

    This reminds me of a time when I performed in the “Champion of Champions” category of Grand National Champions that USTA use to have on finals night. There was a Past Champion who entered, but was talking about pulling out, believing that they “could not win.” I told that individual that the only person who loses is the one that does not try. We can all be the very best at what WE do…and our world will be better off if we focus on doing just that, and appreciating others for being the very best THEM!