choir served as an outlet for me to tap into
my creativity. As a young student interested
in the possibilities of performance art as a
potential career, specifically dance and
musical theatre, show choir (unknowingly at
that time) became a tool for conditioning me
for my future livelihood.
I was not only a participant, but I became a
choreographer/director along the way. Being
granted these opportunities taught me
responsibility, discipline, and patience
while helping me to hone my skills as an
artist as well as a performer.
I believe that my participation in show
choir supplemented by my dance training led
to my participation in choreographing and
performing in local plays. These skills
followed me throughout my undergraduate and
master's degree studies in dance, all the
way into my professional dance career.
Show choir is a significant building block
in my life and continues to be as I have
recently had the opportunity to come back
and set choreography for the 2014 Show Choir
at Florence High School. It has all come
full circle, and rightfully so.